Cav., Anal. Hist. Nat. 1:227 (1800).
Synonymy: - Banksia patula R. Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. 10:205 (1810).
Common name: Silver banksia, (dwarf) honeysuckle, warrock.
Shrub 0.3-3 m, with or without a lignotuber, or tree to 10 m or more high, often fire-sensitive; branches hairy; leaves scattered, linear, oblong or narrow-obovate, 1.5-6 X 0.3-1.3 cm, obtuse to truncate sometimes emarginate, rarely acute, revolute to almost flat, entire or sometimes the serrate seedling leaves continuing on flowering branches, tomentose but glabrescent above, white-tomentose with usually conspicuous venation below, petiole 2-5 mm long.
Infructescence 3-4 cm diam. including persistent floral remains; follicles remaining open at maturity or closed until burnt, when closed and viewed above suture narrow-elliptic, 7-17 mm X 2-4 mm; seed obovate-cuneate, 9-15 mm long, body 5-8 X 3-4 mm, wing 8-11 mm wide, sometimes oblique, entire.
Image source: pl. 4left in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Image source: fig. 67a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 229.
Sandy to clay soils in sclerophyllous heath, woodlands and forest.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: all year.
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