Australian Native Plants

  Banksia hookeriana (Hooker's Banksia)


Banksia hookeriana photo
Banksia hookeriana

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HOOKER'S BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia hookeriana in Australia

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


Common Name
Hooker's Banksia

Other Names
Acorn Banksia

Description
Hooker's is a dense shrub with smooth bark growing to about three metres in height. It has long narrow leaves that grow to 16cm long and 12mm wide. Leaves are serrated saw-tooth margins. The golden orange flowers are produced in acorn shaped clusters from late autumn to spring. The shrub has no lignotuber and regenerates from seed after bush fire. It is similar to B. burdettii which has broader leaves with smaller teeth and flowers later in summer and autumn.

Height
2m - 3m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
grows on sand in tall shrubland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
found in a fairly small area south of Geraldton from Arrowsmith Lake to Eneabba on west coast of Western Australia,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:hookeriana
Common Name:Hooker'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 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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