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.

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Banksia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Banksia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Banksia
Wikipedia: Banksia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Banksia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Banksia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Banksia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2446, retrieved 11 August 2022

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