Australian Native Plants

  Banksia leptophylla var leptophylla (Slender-leaved Banksia)


Banksia leptophylla var leptophylla photo
Banksia leptophylla var. leptophylla

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia leptophylla in Australia

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


Common Name
Slender-leaved Banksia

Description
The Slender-leaved Banksia is a shrub growing to about two metres tall. the leaves are long and slender growing to about 10cm long and 1mm to 1.5mm wide. It produces yellow ball-shaped clusters of flowers in summer, autumn and winter. the flower heads are about 10cm in diameter. The fruit is a woody cone with seeds contained in follicles. The plant is destroyed by bush fire and regenerates from seed. It is closely related to Banksia sphaerocarpa and used to be known as Banksia sphaerocarpa var. pinifolia.

Height
2m

Spread
3m

Habitat
grows in sandy soil in shrubland or woodland

Wildlife Interest
birds

Distribution
Slender-leaved Banksia is found along the west coast of Western Australia from north of Perth up to Kalbarri north of Geraldton.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:leptophylla
Variety:'var leptophylla'
Common Name:Slender-leaved 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 ...