Banksia acanthopoda (A.S.George) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:66 (2007)

Conservation Code: Priority Two
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2008

Spreading, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.9-3 m high, up to 5 m wide. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. Gravelly clay-sand over laterite. Low ridges.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Katanning, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 40-180 mm mm long, 10-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 3-15 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 5-10 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 10-13 mm long, hairy. Perianth 20-30 mm long, hairy or glabrous, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 20-35 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), ovate, 9-13 mm long. Flowers in July, August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Two (P2).