Australian Native Plants

  Banksia seminuda (River Banksia)

Banksia seminuda photo
Banksia seminuda flowers and cone.

Photograph by Andy Dolphin (AndyD_MB on en.wikipedia). Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Banksia seminuda photo
Banksia seminuda trunk Banksia Farm, Mt Barker, WA

Photograph by Cas Liber. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)


distribution map showing range of Banksia seminuda in Australia

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

Common Name
River Banksia

Other Names
B. littoralis var. seminuda

The River Banksia is one of the largest banksias and may occur as a large shrub or tree growing up to twenty metres tall. It has a fairly straight grey trunk with hard bark. The leaves are long narrow ovals growing to 20 cm long with fairly widely spaced teeth. It produces yellow flower spikes up to 20 cm in length and 7 cm in diameter in autumn and winter. Some plants produce red flowers. the fruit is a woody cone that remain son the tree for years.

grows on sand dunes and forest along edges of rivers and other watercourses

Banksia seminuda is found in the far south west corner of Western Australia from south of Perth to Albany,

Growth Characteristics
Height: 6m - 20m
Spread: 4m - 10m

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Common Name:River 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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