Australian Native Plants

  Banksia laricina (Rose-fruited Banksia)


Banksia laricina photo
Inflorescence of Banksia laricina, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia laricina photo
Inflorescences of Banksia laricina at various stages of bud, amongst foliage, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia laricina photo
Banksia laricina cultivated at Cranbourne Annex Royal Botanic Gardens outside Melbourne

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia laricina in Australia

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


Common Name
Rose-fruited Banksia

Other Names
Rose Banksia, Pom-pom Banksia

Description
The Rose-fruited Banksia is a dense shrub growing to about two metres in height. The leaves are narrow growing to 15mm long and just under 1mm wide. The species name laricina is derived from larix (larch), as its leaves resemble the conifer needles of that plant. It produces fairly small round clusters of pale yellow flowers in autumn and winter. The flowers are followed by attractive seed cones with prominent wavy follicles that give it its common name of Rose-fruited Banksia. The follicles are green when young and turn greyish brown as they mature.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil in woodland or shrubland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Rose-fruited Banksia is found in Moore River National Park north of Perth on the west coast of Western Australia,



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:laricina
Common Name:Rose-fruited 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
  see A-Z list for more ...