The Banksia prionotes, commonly known as the Acorn Banksia or Orange Banksia is native to the southwest of Western Australia.
The Banksia prionotes produces striking large, bright flower spikes, that start off initially white in bud, then opening to a bright orange from bottom to top, giving an appearance of an acorn. These magnificent flowers are very popular in the cut flower industry. They flower between February to August.
This species is a large shrub or tree and can reach a height of 10 metres, although there is a dwarf form that is found in the northern coastal areas of Western Australia. The images here were taken at the Naracoorte Caves National Park, South Australia.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes
- Clade: Angiosperms
- Clade: Eudicots
- Order: Proteales
- Family: Proteaceae
- Genus: Banksia
- Species: B. prionotes
- Binomial name: Banksia prionotes
Footnote & References
- Banksia prionotes, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority WA, https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/about-us/information/our-plants/plants-in-focus/2712-banksia-prionotes
- Banksia prionotes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksia_prionotes (last visited Dec. 8, 2021)
- Naracoorte Caves, National Parks and Wildlife Service, South Australia, https://www.naracoortecaves.sa.gov.au/