Yellow Lantern Banksia or Lemann's Banksia

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Species: lemanniana
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Most Banksias have flower heads that grow upwards. This one and a few others are unusual in that the flower heads hang down. Grows as an open shrub or a small tree to 5 m in height, with a spreading habit.The stiff leaves are narrowly wedge-shaped or more oval and measure 3 to 9 cm in length by 1.2–3.5 cm wide. The leaf margins are serrated. Unlike those of most other banksias, the cylindrical inflorescences hang down from branchlets. They are about 10 cm long and 8cm in diameter. Flowers are green-yellow in colour and smell of honey, and drip large amounts of nectar.

Flowering start in August and ends in January.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. Unusually for banksias the inflorescences hang down.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksia_lemanniana
http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1827
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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

Fitzgerald River NP.

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