Australian Native Plants

  Banksia baueri (Possum Banksia)


Banksia baueri photo
Foliage and inflorescences of Banksia baueri, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia baueri photo
Banksia baueri foliage

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Banksia baueri photo
Banksia baueri, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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




POSSUM BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia baueri in Australia

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


Common Name
Possum Banksia

Other Names
Woolly banksia

Description
The Possum Banksia or woolly Banksia is a dense shrub with spikes of orange brown flowers in late winter and spring. The unusual flower spikes grow to 30cm long by 20cm wide. After flowering the plant produces a woody cone with seeds enclosed in follicles. The fruit remains on the plant indefinitely. Banksia baueri has no lignotuber and is not fire tolerant. The serrated leaves grow to about 13 cm in length.

Height
2m - 4m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
grows amongst shrubs on sandy soils

Propagation
from seed

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Possum Banksia is found in south west Western Australia in areas around Albany



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:baueri
Common Name:Possum Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  Banksia attenuata
  Banksia audax
  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
  Banksia dallanneyi
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