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Banksia coccinea R.Br.
Scarlet Banksia

Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:207 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous, small tree or shrub, 1-8 m high. Fl. red & othergrey/orange, May to Dec or Jan. Grey or white sand. Coastal sand dunes, swamp margins, sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 January 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves sessile, alternate, 35-80 mm long, 30-75 mm wide, hairy; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, the margins flat. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), red, brown or grey; innermost bracts 10-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 28-32 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), without awns; pistil 40-50 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 6-8 mm long. Flowers in January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


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