Australian Native Plants

  Banksia integrifolia ssp monticola (White Mountain Banksia)

Banksia integrifolia ssp monticola photo
Banksia integrifolia subsp. montocola in early bud. It was taken at Gloucester Tops, part of Barrington Tops National Park.

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distribution map showing range of Banksia integrifolia in Australia

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

Common Name
White Mountain Banksia

White Mountain Banksia (Banksia integrifolia subspecies monticola) is a shrub or small tree from the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Like other integrifolia subspecies, it produces spikes of yellow flowers that grows to 10 cm tall and about 5 cm in diameter. In some areas flower spikes have pink tint. Flowers are followed by woody cones that remain on the plant for years. Subspecies compar is similar to subspecies integrifolia but it has longer narrower leaves. The follicles do not readily open spontaneously like other subspecies.

found on mountain slopes at high elevation

Blue Mountains area of New South Wales. Also found in northern New South Wales.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 5m - 25m
Spread: 2m - 4m

Wildlife Interest

Variety:'ssp monticola'
Common Name:White Mountain 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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