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Banksia micrantha A.S.George

Nuytsia 3:422-426 (1981)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow/purple, Jan to May. Grey or white sand over laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.30-0.60 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 15-30 mm long, 0.8-1.5 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 0 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow or pink; innermost bracts 3-4 mm long, hairy. Perianth 15-20 mm long, hairy or glabrous, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 19-25 mm long, hooked, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous or hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), elliptic or ovate, 23-27 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April or May. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). : Conservation code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Swan.