Australian Native Plants

  Banksia candolleana (Propeller Banksia)


Banksia candolleana photo
Banksia candolleana, blacktips to inflorescence north of Badgingarra

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




PROPELLER BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia candolleana in Australia

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


Common Name
Propeller Banksia

Description
Propeller Banksia is a dense spreading shrub. It has long narrow linear leaves that grow 15cm tom 40cm long, with triangular serrated margins. The orange yellow flower spikes are about 6cm to 7.5cm wide and fairly short. The flowers appear from autumn to winter and turn into grey spikes with one to five large woody follicles. The plant regenerates from a woody lignotuber after bush fire damage.

Height
1m - 1.5m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
grows on sandy and gravel soils in sand plain country

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
found in wester parts of Western Australia between Perth and Geraldton

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:candolleana
Common Name:Propeller 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 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 ...