The Banksia Book
Banksias are perhaps Australia's most famous wildflower. In this completely revised book, new and previously discovered species are covered in great detail. Advice on growing and propagation is included, along with over 230 color plates showing the flowers in their full glory. Tables, distribution maps, and black and white drawings are used to further illustrate the uniqueness of these Australian natives.
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A.S. George Alex George Alex George AustWA Annual rainfall apex Banksia Specific name bracts bracts at base buds Carl Meissner Charles Gardner cm long cm wide conferta cylindrical Distribution Western Australia drawn by Alex drawn by Charles F.W. Humphreys fire and regenerates fire Fire-tolerant fire Killed Flower spikes Flowering period Flowers pale follicles Fruit with unopened glabrous inside grey Habitat Habitat In deep hirsute Inflorescence terminal Inflorescences Killed by fire King George Sound leaf Leaves scattered Light pruning lignotuber lobes long including limb lower surface meisneri obovate Old flowers persistent opening with fire Perianth Philippa Nikulinsky Pistil plants Plate pollen-presenter position in well-drained pubescent recurved regenerates from seed Related species Banksia Response to fire Robert Brown sand seed body cuneate Seed obovate serrate shrub shrubland sphaerocarpa spinulosa split from stylar Stirling Range stylar point Sunny position tomentose tomentose becoming glabrous Type collection gathered unopened follicles usually opening Western Australia wide at flowering