Banksia paludosa R.Br.

Swamp Banksia

Shrub to over 1 m tall but generally smaller; bark smooth. Leaves alternate or whorled, narrowly lanceolate to broadly oblanceolate, mostly 5-12 cm long, 1-5 cm wide; margins rolled under, toothed or entire. Flower cone cylindrical, 8-12 cm long, 3-4 cm wide. Perianth about 1.5 cm long, pale to deep yellowish brown; late autumn and winter. Style straight. Fruits 1-2 cm long, retained for many years.


B. integrifolia is generally a tree with entire leaves; seeds shed on ripening.

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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Banksia paludosa 'Coastal Cape'

A prostrate form. Seedling selection; int. 1986.

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