Cut-leaf Banksia

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Species: praemorsa
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

One of many striking features of this dense shrub is the leaf shape that gives rise to the common name of Cut-leaf Banksia. The Latin name praemorsa means "bitten off" referring to the sharply cut (or bitten) off tip of the toothed leaves. The other striking feature is the flower spikes that are large and distinctive in their unusual pinkish-fawn colour. The old flowers persist on the floral spike as a mass of fuzzy grey fibrous material.
This Banksia grows in heath on old sand dunes, often over limestone or granite.

Flowering start in July and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. The cut-off shape of the leaf tips.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1841

Created: 22 Jan 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

WAR - Warren

Specifics

Coast south of Albany.

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