Australian Native Plants

  Banksia lullfitzii


Banksia lullfitzii photo
Banksia lullfitzii at Hollywood Reserve, Perth

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia lullfitzii in Australia

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


Description
Banksia lullfitzii is a spreading shrub growing to two metres in height. the plant is named after Frederick Lullfitz, but has does not appear to have a well known common name. It has long narrow deeply serrated leaves that grow to from 20 cm to about 40 cm in length, and around 10 mm to 15 mm wide. It produces spikes of orange or orange-brown flowers, which are about 10 cm in diameter, in winter and spring. The fruit is a woody cone with up to thirty follicles.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1.5m - 2m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil on heathland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
found in scattered populations from west of Esperance to west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:lullfitzii


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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