Australian Native Plants

  Banksia sphaerocarpa var pumilio (Round-fruited Banksia)


Banksia sphaerocarpa var pumilio photo
Banksia sphaerocarpa pumilio, from gravelpit near Cataby

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

Banksia sphaerocarpa var pumilio photo
Old infructescence of Banksia sphaerocarpa pumilio in gavel pit near Cataby

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia sphaerocarpa in Australia

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


Common Name
Round-fruited Banksia

Description
Banksia sphaerocarpa var. pumilio is a small shrub that grows to a height of less than one metre. Leaves are long and narrow with a pointed tip. It produces ball shaped clusters of yellow flowers which are smaller than those found on other varieties. The fruit is a globular woody cone. Like other varieties it has a lignotuber which can sprout new growth after damage by bush fire.

Height
1m

Spread
1m

Habitat
grows in heathland and shrubland on sandy loan or gravel soil

Distribution
B. sphaerocarpa var. pumilio is found in the west of Western Australia north of Perth and south of Geraldton.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:sphaerocarpa
Variety:'var pumilio'
Common Name:Round-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 ...