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Banksia mucronulata (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Swordfish Dryandra

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:68 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2.5 m high. Fl. cream-yellow-brown, Apr to Aug. Sandy & rocky soils, clay loam. Flats, hills.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-2.5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 75-230 mm long, 4-8 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-20 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided, with 32-57 lobes on each side, the margins recurved. Inflorescences tomentose (with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 20-23 mm long, hairy. Perianth 18-30 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 23-30 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), elliptic, 14-20 mm long. Flowers in May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.