Australian Native Plants

  Banksia aemula (Wallum Banksia)


Banksia aemula photo
Banksia aemula in the Bombi Moors Bouddi National Park

Photograph by Doug Beckers from Killcare Heights, Australia. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Banksia aemula photo
Banksia aemula in late bud. Sydney basin

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

Banksia aemula photo
Banksia aemula Wallum Heath in the Bombi Moors, Bouddi National Park

Photograph by Doug Beckers from Killcare Heights, Australia. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




WALLUM BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia aemula in Australia

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


Common Name
Wallum Banksia

Other Names
Banksia serratifolia

Description
The Wallum Banksia is a lignotuberous shrub or small tree and can grow to 8m tall. It has long narrow serrated leaves that grow to 22cm long and 2cm wide. It flowers in autumn and produces large creamy yellow conical flower spikes that grow to 20cm tall and 9cm wide. The flower spikes turn into cone shaped fruits with large grey follicles. the plant is tolerant of fire and regrow's from the lignotuber. The trunk is reddish brown and wrinkled. It is similar in appearance to Banksia serrata which has a grey trunk.

Height
3m - 8m

Spread
1m - 4m

Habitat
Wallum Banksia grows on sandy soil on the coastal heathlands of eastern Australia.

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
coastal areas from around Sydney New South Wales, to Bundaberg in Queensland,



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:aemula
Common Name:Wallum Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  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
  Banksia dallanneyi
  see A-Z list for more ...