Australian Native Plants

  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata (Newnes Plateau Banksia)


Banksia conferta ssp penicillata photo
Banksia conferta subsp. penicillata in cultivation, Maranoa Gardens

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia conferta in Australia

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


Common Name
Newnes Plateau Banksia

Description
there are two subspecies of Banksia conferta - subspecies conferta and subspecies penicillata. It is a medium or large shrub growing to around four metres in height. It produces spikes of pale yellow flowers which are followed by woody fruit cones. The plant has no lignotuber that can produce new shoots after bush fire and regenerates from seed. The subspecies penicillata usually has serrated leaves and smoother bark than subspecies conferta.

Height
3m - 4m

Spread
3m - 4m

Habitat
grows on well-drained soil on rocky slopes and open woodland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
found in the Western Blue Mountains of New South Wales

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:conferta
Variety:'ssp penicillata'
Common Name:Newnes Plateau 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 cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
  see A-Z list for more ...