Australian Native Plants

  Banksia lemanniana (Yellow Lantern Banksia)


Banksia lemanniana photo
Banksia lemanniana in late bud, cultivated Banksia Farm, Mt Barker WA,

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Banksia lemanniana photo
Foliage of Banksia lemanniana, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia lemanniana photo
Old inflorescence and foliage of Banksia lemanniana, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia lemanniana in Australia

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


Common Name
Yellow Lantern Banksia

Other Names
Lemann's Banksia

Description
The Yellow Lantern Banksia is an open shrub or small tree growing to about five metres tall. The leaves grow to about 9 cm long and about 3 cm broad and are elliptical with serrated edges. The teeth on the leaf margins are about 1 mm to 3 mm deep. The plant produces cylindrical clusters of flowers that hang downwards like lanterns. The greenish yellow flower clusters grow to about 11 cm long and 10 cm in diameter. after flowering the spikes develop into cones with up to twenty oval-shaped woody follicles.

Height
2m - 5m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
Shrubland and woodland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
It is found in and around the Fitzgerald River National Park between Albany and Esperance on the southern coast of Western Australia.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:lemanniana
Common Name:Yellow Lantern 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 ...