Australian Native Plants

  Banksia victoriae (Woolly Orange Banksia)


Banksia victoriae photo
Banksia victoriae at Kings Parks, Perth

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Banksia victoriae photo
Inflorescence and foliage of Banksia victoriae, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia victoriae photo
Banksia victoriae, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia victoriae in Australia

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


Common Name
Woolly Orange Banksia

Description
The Woolly Orange Banksia is a dense shrub with smooth grey bark growing to five metres tall. The leaves are long and narrow, growing to 30cm in length and 3 cm wide, with large triangular lobes along the mid rib. It produces acorn shaped clusters of orange flowers in summer and autumn. The flower clusters are about 12 cm long. The fruit is a woody cone with up to thirty follicles. The plant does not have a lignotuber and regenerates from seed after bush fire.

Height
2m - 5m

Spread
2m - 5m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil in shrubland.

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia victoriae is found on the west coast of Western Australia around Geraldton.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:victoriae
Common Name:Woolly Orange 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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