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Banksia candolleana Meisn.
Propeller Banksia

Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:118 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-1.3(-4) m high, up to 2.5 m wide. Fl. yellow-orange, Apr to Jul. White, grey, yellow or brown sand, lateritic gravel.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 150-300 mm long, 10-20 mm wide, hairy; petiole 10-20 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 33-44 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow or orange, hairy. Perianth 15-18 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 26-34 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), obovate, 20-65 mm long. Flowers in April, May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Irwin, Three Springs.