Banksia grandis Willd.

Bull Banksia

Tree to 10 m tall with thick, rough bark. Leaves to 40 cm long, 10 cm wide, divided to the midrib into triangular lobes that overlap slightly at the base, 3-4 main veins, the central one reaching the tip. Flower cone 10-40 cm long, cylindrical. Perianth 2.5-3.5 cm long, pale yellow; spring. Style cream, curved. Fruit cone to about 9 cm wide with numerous follicles.


 VIC: Frankston (Golf Course, end of second fairway, grown from seed collected on the Grimwade expedition to WA in 1947).

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.