In recent years the genus dryandra has been incorporated into the genus banksia. A number of banksia cultivars have also been developed.
Australian native plants index.
Banksia serrata. There are 173 banksia species and all but one occur naturally only in australia. Banksia aemula die buschland banksiebizarr wachsende kleine baume oder straucher mit attraktiver warzenformiger borke. Tattoos by tatu lu tattoo lou in the heart of mullumbimby nsw australia.
Photographs and information on australian native plants including eucalypts grevilleas bottlebrushes ferns and palms. Banksia attenuata schmalblattrige banksie attenuatus schmal aus westaustralien mit hellgelben blutenbildet am naturstandort kleine baume oder busche etwa 2 bis 10 m gross. The banksias celia rosser renowned internationally for her botanical illustration celia is best known for her complete series depicting all 77 known species of banksias.
Banksias were named after sir joseph banks 1743 1820 who in 1770 was the first european to collect specimens of these plants. Grows to 2 to 3 metres wide but only 30 cms high with dense growth it makes a terrific groundcover. A prostrate form of old man banksia with lovely arching branches.
The banksia might have a bit of a bad reputation since author may gibbs made them her bad banksia men in her famous childrens book snugglepot and cuddlepie but nothing could be further from the truthin reality the humble banksia is a vitally important part of the australian bush landscape providing nectar and protective shelter for birds and small animals. This is an alphabetically ordered list of banksia species as of 2007this list includes all species recognised as current by the australian plant name index and also contains all species transferred to banksia from dryandra by austin mast and kevin thiele in 2007. In some coastal areas it is a shrub to 3m and there is also a prostrate form.
Banksia aemula commonly known as the wallum banksia is a shrub of the family proteaceaefound from bundaberg south to sydney on the australian east coast it is encountered as a shrub or a tree to 8 m 26 ft in coastal heath on deep sandy soil known as wallumit has wrinkled orange bark and shiny green serrated leaves with green yellow flower spikes known as inflorescences appearing in. Banksia serrata is usually a gnarled tree with a single trunk.