Australian Native Plants

  Banksia scabrella (Burma Road Banksia)


Banksia scabrella photo
Banksia scabrella, near Windfarm

Photograph by Cas Liber. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Banksia scabrella photo
Banksia scabrella (habit), near Alinta windfarm, Western Australia

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Banksia scabrella photo
Closeup of bud of Banksia scabrella

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BURMA ROAD BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia scabrella in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Burma Road Banksia

Description
Burma Road Banksia is a small shrub growing to about two metres tall. The leaves are fine needle-shaped and 1 cm to 2 cm in length. It produces oval clusters of pale yellow or creamy brown flowers in spring and summer. The flowers are followed by woody cones containing up to eighty follicles. It used to be classed as a form of Banksia sphaerocarpa, but is now considered a separate species.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil on heathland and scrubland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia scabrella is found south of Geraldton on the west coast of Western Australia,



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:scabrella
Common Name:Burma Road Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  Banksia attenuata
  Banksia audax
  Banksia baueri
  Banksia baxteri
  Banksia benthamiana
  Banksia blechnifolia
  Banksia brownii
  Banksia burdettii
  Banksia caleyi
  Banksia candolleana
  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
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