Banksia speciosa R.Br.

Showy Banksia

Medium to large shrub to about 7-8 m tall with smooth bark. Leaves 20-45 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, linear but with margin of large teeth cut more or less to the midrib into many triangular lobes, white-hairy below. Flower cone cream and lemon through most of the year. Perianth 4-4.5 cm long, cream; mostly summer. Style curved. Fruit to 20, each 3.5-5 cm long.

Eastern SW WA.

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