Australian Native Plants

  Banksia tricuspis (Lesueur Banksia)


Banksia tricuspis photo
Banksia tricuspis, cult. roadside in Wanneroo

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




LESUEUR BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia tricuspis in Australia

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


Common Name
Lesueur Banksia

Other Names
Pine Banksia

Description
Lesueur Banksia is an open shrub or small tree. The leaves are long and narrow like pine needles. It produces yellow orange cylindrical spikes of flowers in autumn and winter. The fruit is woody cones with seed follicles which are green before turning brown grey with age.

Height
1.2m - 5m

Spread
2m - 5m

Habitat
grows on rocky soils on slopes

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia tricuspis is found on west coast of Western Australia, in a fairly small area near Jurien (between Perth and Geraldton).

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:tricuspis
Common Name:Lesueur 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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