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Banksia polycephala (Benth.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Many-headed Dryandra

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:69 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.75-4 m high, to 3 m wide. Fl. cream-yellow, Jul to Oct. Gravelly lateritic soils (sand, loam), laterite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 2-2.5 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 35-175 mm long, 3-10 mm wide, hairy; petiole 1-10 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 8-31 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 8-9 mm long, hairy. Perianth 13-15 mm long, glabrous, without awns; pistil 16-21 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 7-9 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). : Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Moora, Toodyay, Victoria Plains.