Australian Native Plants

  Banksia integrifolia ssp compar (Coast Banksia)


Banksia integrifolia ssp compar photo
Banksia integrifolia compar in cultivation, Mt Annan Botnaic Garden, Sydney. Photo Cas Liber

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




COAST BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia integrifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Coast Banksia

Description
Banksia integrifolia subspecies compar is a shrub or small tree from east coast of Queensland. It produces spikes of yellow flowers that grows to 10 cm tall and about 5 cm in diameter. Flowers are followed by woody cones that remain on the plant for years. subspecies compar is similar to subspecies integrifolia but it has larger and more shiny leaves with wavy margins. Banksia integrifolia does not need fire to release seed from the woody cones, and seed drops to the ground in late summer.

Height
5m - 8m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
found on sandy soils near coast

Distribution
east coast of Queensland from Brisbane to Proserpine. The range overlaps with subspecies integrifolia at the southern end of its range near Brisbane.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:integrifolia
Variety:'ssp compar'
Common Name:Coast 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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