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Banksia epica A.S.George

Nuytsia 6: 310-312 (1988)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to Jun. White sand. Coastal limestone cliffs, dunes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 20-40 mm long, 6-10 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-7 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 4-7 lobes on each side, the margins flat or recurved. Inflorescences villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow, hairy. Perianth 31-34 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 34-36 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, elliptic, 13-20 mm long. Flowers in April, May or June. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). : Conservation code Priority Two (P2).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)