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Banksia quercifolia is commonly known as the Oak-leaved Banksia and is a species of banksia endemic to the southwestern coast of Western Australia.

Oak-leaved Banksia (Banksia quercifolia), Portland Botanic Gardens, SA
Oak-leaved Banksia (Banksia quercifolia), Portland Botanic Gardens, SA

The Banksia quercifolia is a shrub that grows to a height of about 3 m and does not form a lignotuber. It has smooth, greenish bark, wavy, wedge-shaped, serrated leaves, cylindrical flower spikes that are yellow, orange or brown in colour, that are followed by broadly linear follicles surrounded by the remains of the flowers.

Oak-leaved Banksia (Banksia quercifolia), Portland Botanic Gardens, SA
Oak-leaved Banksia (Banksia quercifolia), Portland Botanic Gardens, SA

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Banksia
  • Subgenus: Banksia subg. Banksia
  • Species: B. quercifolia
  • Binomial name: Banksia quercifolia

Footnote & References

  1. Banksia ‘Giant Candles’, Australian Botanic Garden, https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/plants/flowering-calendar/banksia-giant-candles