Australian Native Plants

  Banksia solandri (Stirling Range Banksia)


Banksia solandri photo
Banksia solandri with old inflorescence at Mt Hassell, Stirling Range National Park, WA

Photograph by MainlandQuokka. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Banksia solandri photo
Banksia solandri, cultivated near Colac, Victoria

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia solandri in Australia

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


Common Name
Stirling Range Banksia

Other Names
Solander's Banksia

Description
Stirling Range Banksia is a large shrub growing to about four metres in height. The attractive leaves grow to about 20 cm long and 10 cm wide with deep lobes that may be triangular or more rounded, like the English Oak tee leaf. The stems are covered in fine hairs giving a furry appearance. The flowers are produced in pale brown cylindrical spikes in spring and summer. The plant does not develop a lignotuber.

Height
2m - 4m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
it grows in sandy soil on rocky slopes

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia solandri is found in the Stirling Range in south of Western Australia, north of Albany.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:solandri
Common Name:Stirling Range 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
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