Australian Native Plants

  Banksia conferta ssp conferta (Glasshouse Banksia)


Banksia conferta ssp conferta photo
Banksia conferta subsp. conferta (cultivated, labelled) Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




GLASSHOUSE BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia conferta in Australia

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


Common Name
Glasshouse Banksia

Description
Banksia conferta subsp. Conferta is a dense shrub growing to around four metres tall. the bark is rough and grey. The leaves are oval and grow from about 4cm to 12 cm long and about 1cm to 4cm wide. Leaves are green above and silvery grey below. It produces spikes of pale yellow flowers up to 19cm in length and about 5cm in diameter in autumn and winter. The old flowers remain on the spike. The fruit is a woody cone.

Height
3m - 6m

Spread
3m - 4m

Habitat
grows on well-drained soil on rocky slopes and open woodland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Found along eastern New South Wales from Taree to south of Coffs Harbour. Also found in Queensland between the Lamington Plateau near the New South Wales border and the Glass House Mountains north of Brisbane.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:conferta
Variety:'ssp conferta'
Common Name:Glasshouse 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 penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
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