Banksia ashbyi Baker f. subsp. ashbyi

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Edel, Geraldton Hills, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Northampton, Shark Bay.

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

Trees or Shrubs, 4-7 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 170-330 mm mm long, 25-35 mm wide, hairy; petiole 25-50 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 17-20 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow or orange; innermost bracts 9-12 mm long, hairy. Perianth 15-20 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 28-37 mm long, straight or curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic or orbicular. Flowers in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Carnarvon (CAR), Yalgoo (YAL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).