Australian Native Plants

  Banksia polycephala (Many-headed Dryandra)


Banksia polycephala photo
Banksia polycephala, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia polycephala in Australia

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


Common Name
Many-headed Dryandra

Description
The Many-headed Dryandra is a shrub growing to around three metres in height. The plant has narrow serrated leaves and heads of yellow flowers to 4 cm in diameter. This shrub which used to known as Dryandra polycephala is endemic to Western Australia.

Height
3m

Spread
2m

Habitat
grows on sand and loam soils on sandplains and woodland

Distribution
Banksia polycephala is found in far west of Western Australia in an area north of Perth

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:polycephala
Common Name:Many-headed Dryandra


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
  see A-Z list for more ...