Australian Native Plants

  Banksia lindleyana (Porcupine Banksia)


Banksia lindleyana photo
Banksia lindleyana inflorescence.

Photograph by Cas Liber. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Banksia lindleyana photo
Banksia lindleyana blooms near Murchison River

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




PORCUPINE BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia lindleyana in Australia

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


Common Name
Porcupine Banksia

Description
The Porcupine Banksia is a shrub with grey bark growing to about three metres, but often seen as a low shrub to one metre tall. New branches are covered with hairs which come off as the branch matures. The leaves are long and narrow growing to about 13 cm long and 12 mm in width. The leaf margins are serrated. It produces oval or rounded clusters of yellow flowers in summer and autumn (from January to March). The woody fruit has up to seventy follicles each containing two seeds.

Height
1m - 3m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil on coastal sand dunes and sand plains

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Found mainly on the Geraldton sand plains north of Geraldton in Western Australia. There is also a population further inland.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:lindleyana
Common Name:Porcupine 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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