Australian Native Plants

  Banksia telmatiaea (Swamp Fox Banksia)


Banksia telmatiaea photo
inflorescence of Banksia telmatiaea

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Banksia telmatiaea photo
Banksia telmatiaea taken in the Yule Brook Reserve, Kenwick Western Australia

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Banksia telmatiaea photo
Banksia telmatiaea (Swamp Fox Banksia), Yule Brook Botanic Reserve, Kenwick, Western Australia.

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SWAMP FOX BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia telmatiaea in Australia

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


Common Name
Swamp Fox Banksia

Description
Swamp Fox Banksia is an upright shrub with hairy stems that grows to about two metres tall. The leaves are narrow from 1.5 cm to 3 cm in length and only about 1 mm wide. It produces ball-shaped clusters of golden brown flowers about 3cm to 5 cm in diameter in winter and spring. The flowers produce large amounts of nectar and like most banksias is attractive to birds. The fruit is a woody cone with up to about seventy follicles. The fruit retains the dead flowers giving it a hairy appearance. The plant does not have a lignotuber and is killed by bush fire.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1m - 2m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil in marshes, swamps and seasonal wet areas

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia telmatiaea is found on the west coast of Western Australia from south of Perth to about half way between Perth and Geraldton.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:telmatiaea
Common Name:Swamp Fox 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 ...