Banksia >

One of Australia’s iconic flowering plants, the Banksia are easily recognisable with their characteristic flower spikes and the fruiting cones.

Check out some of the Banksia genus/species listed here. Many thank to our contributors of banksia images, with special thanks to Terry Dunham for his passion.

Click on the image to see information on the different banksias.

Ashby's banksia (Banksia ashbyi)
Banksia ashbyi (Ashby’s banksia)
Banksia aculeata (Prickly Banksia), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia aculeata (Prickly Banksia)
Banksia baxteri (Baxter's Banksia), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia baxteri (Baxter’s Banksia)
Banksia caleyi (Red Lantern Banksia / Caley's Banksia), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia caleyi (Red Lantern Banksia / Caley’s Banksia)
Banksia ericifolia, Cape Solander, Botany Bay National Park NSW
Banksia ericifolia
Banksia grandis (Bull Banksia), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia grandis (Bull Banksia)
Banksia integrifolia ssp. integrifolia, Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Banksia integrifolia ssp. integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)
Banksia media (Southern plains Banksia), South Coast WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia media (Southern plains Banksia)
Banksia nutans var. cernuella, Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia nutans var. cernuella
Banksia oreophila (Mountain Banksia), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia oreophila (Mountain Banksia)
Cut-leaf Banksia (Banksia praemorsa), Alice Springs, NT
Banksia praemorsa (Cut-leaf Banksia)
Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes), Naracoorte, SA
Banksia prionotes (Acorn Banksia)
Oak-leaved Banksia (Banksia quercifolia), Portland Botanic Gardens, SA
Banksia quercifolia (Oak-leaved Banksia)
Banksia serrata (Saw Tooth Banksia / Old Man Banksia), Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden, Dee Why, NSW
Banksia serrata (Saw Tooth Banksia / Old Man Banksia)
Banksia sphaerocarpa var sphaerocarpa (Fox Banksia), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia sphaerocarpa var sphaerocarpa (Fox Banksia)

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Subfamily: Grevilleoideae
  • Tribe: Banksieae
  • Genus: Banksia
  • Species: About 170 species

Footnote & References

  1. Banksia, Seed Notes for Western Australia – No. 8, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Government of Western Australia, https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/about/science/pubs/seednotes/sn08_banksia.pdf
  2. Banksia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksia (last visited Dec. 8, 2021)

BanksiaBanksia Index Banksia ashbyi (Ashby’s Banksia) Banksia baxteri (Baxter’s Banksia) Banksia caleyi (Red Lantern Banksia / Caley’s Banksia) Banksia ericifolia Banksia grandis (Bull Banksia) Banksia integrifolia ssp. integrifolia Banksia media (Southern Plains Banksia) Banksia praemorsa (Cut-leaf Banksia) Banksia prionotes (Acorn Banksia) Banksia quercifolia (Oak-leaved Banksia) Banksia serrata (Saw Tooth Banksia) Banksia spinulosa x ericifolia ‘Giant Candles’

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