Australian Native Plants

  Banksia aculeata (Prickly Banksia)


Banksia aculeata photo
Banksia aculeata along the northern part of Red Gum Pass Rd in Stirling Range National Park, WA

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

Banksia aculeata photo
Banksia aculeata along the northern part of Red Gum Pass Rd in Stirling Range National Park, WA

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




PRICKLY BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia aculeata in Australia

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


Common Name
Prickly Banksia

Description
Prickly Banksia is a bushy shrub with prickly serrated leaves. The leaves are 4cm to 10cm long and about 10mm to 30mm wide. The flower heads are lantern shaped, 8cm long and hang downwards. Flowers are pink or pink with creamy yellow and borne in autumn. The fruit is a woody spike with up to 20 follicles.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1m - 2m

Habitat
grows on gravel soils

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Stirling Range in south west Western Australia.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:aculeata
Common Name:Prickly Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  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
  Banksia dallanneyi
  see A-Z list for more ...