Australian Native Plants

  Banksia lanata (Coomallo Banksia)


Banksia lanata photo
Banksia lanata at Tathra National Park

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COOMALLO BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia lanata in Australia

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


Common Name
Coomallo Banksia

Description
The Coomallo Banksia is a dense spreading shrub that grows to about one metre in height. The leaves are linear and very narrow (only 1 mm wide) and grow from 3 cm to 10 cm in length. Ball-shaped clusters of pale cream or less commonly orange-brown flowers are produced in late autumn and summer. The flower style is purple. Old flowers remain on the fruit as it develops into a woody cone with up to fifty follicles.

Height
0.3m - 1m

Spread
0.5m - 2m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
B. lanata is found in a fairly small area between Eneabba and Mount Lesueur on the west coast of Western Australia between Perth and Geraldton

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:lanata
Common Name:Coomallo 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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