Australian Native Plants

  Banksia splendida (Shaggy Dryandra)


Banksia splendida photo
Banksia splendida previously known as Dryandra speciosa

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SHAGGY DRYANDRA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia splendida in Australia

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


Common Name
Shaggy Dryandra

Description
The Shaggy Dryandra (Banksia splendida) is a shrub that grows to two metres in height. The leaves are long and narrow with pointed tip. The flower heads are cup shaped with red centres and are produced in late winter and early spring. This species used to be known as Dryandra speciosa until the Dryandra genus was included in the Banksias in 2007. Since there was already a plant named Banksia speciosa it was given the name splendida.

Height
0.6m - 2m

Habitat
grows on sandy and loam soil

Distribution
Banksia splendida is found in an area about 200 km east of Perth in south west of Western Australia.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:splendida
Common Name:Shaggy Dryandra


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 ...