Australian Native Plants

  Banksia caleyi (Caley's Banksia)


Banksia caleyi photo
Banksia caleyi near Bamarook, Cowalellup Rd

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Banksia caleyi photo
Banksia caleyi at Chingarrup, near Boxwood Hill

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Banksia caleyi photo
Banksia caleyi

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CALEY'S BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia caleyi in Australia

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


Common Name
Caley's Banksia

Other Names
Red lantern banksia

Description
Caley's Banksia is a dense shrub that grows to two or three metres tall It has grey bark, and stiff prickly wedge-shaped serrated leaves. It produces oval shaped clusters of red, cream and red, or yellow flowers that hang downwards, giving it its common name of Red lantern Banksia. The main flowering period is in spring and summer. The flower spikes turn grey as they wither and develop into cones with up to 25 woody follicles. The plant regenerates from seed

Height
2m - 3m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
grows on sandy or gravelly soils and is found in mallee woodland

Propagation
seed, cuttings,

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
southern parts of Western Australia between Albany and Esperance



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:caleyi
Common Name:Caley's 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 candolleana
  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
  see A-Z list for more ...