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Banksia tridentata (Meisn.) B.D.Jacks.
Yellow Honeypot

Index Kew. 1 (1895)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Low, open, lignotuberous shrub, 0.15-0.5 m high. Fl. green-yellow, Aug to Oct. White or grey sand.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 May 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.20-0.40 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 20-45 mm long, 2.5-5 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 1-3 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, divided only at the apex, entire or shallowly divided, with 2-3 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 15-17 mm long, hairy. Perianth 23-27 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 33-38 mm long, straight or curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 11-15 mm long. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Irwin, Three Springs.