Australian Native Plants

  Banksia oreophila (Mountain Banksia)


Banksia oreophila photo
Western Mountain Banksia, Banksia oreophila taken on the slopes of Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park, WA

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

Banksia oreophila photo
Banksia oreophila taken on the slopes of Mt Hassell, Stirling Range National Park, WA

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MOUNTAIN BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia oreophila 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 shrub with smooth grey or brown bark that grows to three metres tall. The pale green leaves are narrow wedge-shape growing up to 11 cm in length and 25 mm wide. The leaves are whole or may be serrated. It produces cylindrical spikes of greyish pink or pale mauve flowers to 9cm in length in autumn, winter and spring. The fruit is a woody cone with seed follicles. The plant has no lignotuber and regenerates from seed after bush fire.

Height
2m - 3m

Spread
1.5m - 2.5m

Habitat
Grows on rocky and shale soils on slopes of mountain ranges.

Propagation
seed, cuttings,

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Mountain Banksia is found in southwest Western Australia on the Stirling Range north of Albany and the Barren Range north east of Albany.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:oreophila
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 canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
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