Common name: Mountain Banksia
Banksia canei J.H.Willis APNI*
Description: Shrub to 3 m high, much-branched and up to 4 m diam.; bark ± smooth with lenticels, reddish to grey-brown; branchlets at first villous.
Leaves alternate, narrow-elliptic to obovate, generally 2–5 cm long, mostly 5–10 mm wide, apex mucronate, base attenuate, margins entire or with a few spiny teeth, lower surface white-tomentose, main veins rusty-pubescent; petiole 2–4 mm long.
Conflorescences 5–15 cm long. Perianth 18–20 mm long, pinkish mauve in bud, pale yellow with limbs often greyish at anthesis, not persistent. Style generally curved, not persistent.
Follicles 12–18 mm long, hairy, glabrescent except at base; remaining closed or until burnt.
Distribution and occurrence: in low woodland and heath on rocky slopes and gullies of subalpine regions between 750 and 1500 m alt.; south from the Tuross R., with an outlier at Talbingo.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. *W.A.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: A.S. George (1999)
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