Banksia ericifolia L.f.

Heath-leaved Banksia

Tall shrub or small tree to 5 m or so tall with smooth to corky bark. Leaves alternate, crowded, 1-2 cm long, about 1 mm wide, tip blunt or with 2 teeth; margins bent under, entire. Flower cone to about 22 cm long. Perianth 1.5-3 cm long, golden brown; late autumn to spring. Style hooked below the tip. Fruits numerous 1.5-2 cm long.


ACT: Australian National University (Research School of Pacific Studies).

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Banksia L.f.