Australian Native Plants

  Banksia audax (Dwarf Dryland Banksia)

Banksia audax photo
Banksia audax, east of Yellowdyne

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

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distribution map showing range of Banksia audax in Australia

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

Common Name
Dwarf Dryland Banksia

Other Names
Bold Banksia

The Dwarf Dryland Banksia is an openly branched shrub growing to around a metre tall. The leaves are elongated triangular, with serrations along the edges. Leaf size is up to 7 cm long and about 2 cm wide. The flower spikes are yellowish orange or rusty orange, made up of hundreds of densely packed flowers in a bottlebrush shape. Flowering is in summer and autumn. The plant forms a lignotuber from which it can regenerate after bushfire.

grows on heath and in mallee country on sandy loan soil.

Dwarf Dryland Banksia is found in central south of Western Australia.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 1m - 2m
Spread: 1m - 2m

grows from seed which takes around 20 to 45 days to germinate

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Common Name:Dwarf Dryland Banksia

Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  Banksia attenuata
  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
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