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Banksia brownii R.Br.
Feather-leaved Banksia

Prodr. Suppl. 37 (1830)
Conservation Code
A taxon name retains its ‘Threatened’ status until a new name has been officially endorsed and appears in the Gazettal Notice.
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub or tree (small), 1-6 m high. Fl. cream & brown/orange-red, Mar to Jul. Sand over laterite, gravel, loam over granite. In gullies.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995

Scientific Description

Trees or prostrate shrubs, 2.5-5 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, whorled, 60-110 mm long, 7-12 mm wide, hairy; petiole 4-5 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 45-75 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), cream, orange, red or brown; innermost bracts 6-7 mm long, hairy. Perianth 29-35 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 35-48 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), elliptic, 17-25 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). : Conservation code Threatened (T).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 26 May 2023


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.