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Banksia pilostylis C.A.Gardner

J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 47:57 (1964)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Much-branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-4 m high. Fl. green-yellow/orange-brown, Oct to Dec or Jan. White or grey/yellow sand, sandy loam. Sandplains, often in swampy depressions.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.8-4 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 75-140 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 15-20 mm long; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 12-23 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs) or villous (with soft, shaggy, weak and straight hairs), yellow, hairy. Perianth 18-22 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 21-25 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous or hairy, tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), elliptic, 22-35 mm long. Flowers in January, 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
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Ravensthorpe.