Australian Native Plants

  Banksia quercifolia (Oak-leaved Banksia)


Banksia quercifolia photo
Banksia quercifolia, Oak Leaved Banksia, in the Banksia garden in Kings Park

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Banksia quercifolia photo
Banksia quercifolia in late bud, cultivated near Deans Marsh in Victoria

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OAK-LEAVED BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia quercifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Oak-leaved Banksia

Description
The Oak-leaved Banksia is a shrub growing to around three metres. The leaves are long and wedge-shaped lobed with large serrations. Leaves grow to around 15 cm in length and about 3 cm wide. It produces a cylindrical flower spikes of orange brown flowers in summer, autumn and winter. the fruit is a woody cone with follicles. The Latin name comes from quercus - the genus name for oak.

Height
2m - 4m

Spread
1.5m - 3m

Habitat
grows on peaty sand in woodland and seasonally wet low areas.

Wildlife Interest
birds, seed, nectar

Distribution
Oak-leaved Banksia is found in the south west of Western Australia between Albany and Pemberton.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:quercifolia
Common Name:Oak-leaved 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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