2068.000 Banksia L.f.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, some with prostrate stems. Leaves alternate, sometimes whorled. Inflorescence may-flowered, dense, cylindric, ovoid or spherical; in 3 species reduced and head-like, with a basal involucre of narrow, usually hairy bracts. Flowers in pairs, each flower sub-tended by a bract, and each pair by a larger bract; perianth of 4 equal tepals. Fruit follicles, woody. Seeds 1 or 2 with an intermediary 2-winged plate of similar outline and size, cotyledons with acute basal auricles.

Worldwide: 76 species endemic to Australia except 1 which also occurs on the islands to the north.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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integrifolia L.f.
occidentalis R. Br.

Other sources of information about Banksia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Banksia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Banksia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Banksia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Banksia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Banksia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Banksia
JSTOR Plant Science: Banksia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Banksia
Plants of the World Online: Banksia
Tropicos: Banksia
Wikipedia: Banksia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Banksia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2446, retrieved 5 June 2023

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