Australian Native Plants

  Banksia saxicola (Grampians Banksia)


Banksia saxicola photo
Banksia saxicola infructescence, The Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Kirrily Robert from San Francisco, USA. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Banksia saxicola photo
Banksia infructescence with open follicles. Very likely Banksia saxicola. Location: The Grampians, Victoria, Australia.

Photograph by Kirrily Robert from San Francisco, USA. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




GRAMPIANS BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia saxicola in Australia

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


Common Name
Grampians Banksia

Other Names
Rock Banksia

Description
Grampians Banksia is a shrub to two metres in height or small tree to around five metres in height. The leaves are elongated egg-shaped to about 14 cm long and 3 cm wide. The flower spikes are creamy yellow and about 9 cm in length. the main flowering period is summer to early autumn.

Height
2m - 5m

Spread
2m

Habitat
grows on slopes and valleys on the ranges

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia saxicola is found mainly in the Grampians Ranges in the west of Victoria. There is also a population on Wilsons Promontory on south coast of Victoria. The fruit is a woody cone with seeds enclosed in woody follicles.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:saxicola
Common Name:Grampians 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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