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Banksia lindleyana Meisn.
Porcupine Banksia

Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:120 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Lignotuberous shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jan to Mar. Yellow/grey sand over limestone. Plains, in swales.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-100 mm long, 6-12 mm wide, hairy; petiole 8-25 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 19-27 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 30-40 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 30-40 mm long, straight, style hairy. Follicles hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 15-20 mm long. Flowers in January, February or March. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR) or Geraldton Sandplains (GS) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Edel, Geraldton Hills, Western Murchison.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Greater Geraldton, Murchison, Northampton, Shark Bay.