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Banksia lemanniana Meisn.
Lemann's Banksia

A.DC., Prodr. 14:462 (1856)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-5 m high. Fl. yellow/green-yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan to Mar. Rocky soils (quartizte, laterite, sandstone), loam. Plains, hillsides.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 July 1995

Scientific Description

Trees or Shrubs, 1-4 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 40-85 mm long, 17-33 mm wide, hairy; petiole 16-20 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 8-17 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs) or hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), green or yellow; innermost bracts 2-3.5 mm long, hairy. Perianth 32-42 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 35-43 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), orbicular or oblong, 30-45 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.