Banksia quercifolia is commonly known as the Oak-leaved Banksia and is a species of banksia endemic to the southwestern coast of Western Australia.
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.
- 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
- Banksia ‘Giant Candles’, Australian Botanic Garden, https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/plants/flowering-calendar/banksia-giant-candles