Australian Native Plants

  Banksia canei (Mountain Banksia)


Banksia canei photo
Banksia canei foliage

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Banksia canei infructescence

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MOUNTAIN BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia canei in Australia

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


Common Name
Mountain Banksia

Description
The Mountain Banksia is a smooth-barked shrub that grows to about three metres in height. It has smallish stiff leaves that grow from 2cm to 5cm long and are narrow wedge-shaped widening towards the tip. Leaves may have smooth edges or may be serrated. The cylindrical flower spikes are yellow or pale yellow and grow to 10cm in length. the main flowering season is from late summer through to early winter. After flowering, the flowers fall leaving a bare spike which develops up to 150 woody follicles. the plant is not fire resistant and regenerates from seed.

Height
3m - 4m

Spread
2m - 3m

Habitat
found in subalpine woodland and open forest

Wildlife Interest
birds

Distribution
mountainous areas of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:canei
Common Name:Mountain 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 carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
  see A-Z list for more ...