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Banksia goodii R.Br., Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 36 (1830)

Sirmuellera goodii (R.Br.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 582 (1891). T: near King George Sound, [W.A.], 1829, W.Baxter ; lecto: BM, fide A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 368 (1981); isolecto: BM, G, K, L, NSW, PERTH.

Banksia barbigera Meisn., in J.G.C.Lehmann, Pl. Preiss. 2: 265 (1848). T: Swan River colony, 1840s, J.Drummond 3: 290 ; lecto: K, fide A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 368 (1981); isolecto: FI, G, K, MEL, P, PERTH.

Illustrations: A.S.George, Banksia Book 154, 155, fig. 40, pl. 61 (1984); C.E.Rosser & A.S.George, Banksias II: pl. 29 (1988).

Shrub with lignotuber, prostrate or stems sometimes to 20 cm high. Stems densely tomentose, with linear bracts among leaves. Leaves: petiole 5–18 cm long; lamina very undulate, oblong-obovate, 15–30 cm long, 3–8 cm wide; margins not recurved, irregularly dentate; both surfaces densely hirsute, glabrescent except pits in lower surface. Inflorescence 8–15 cm long; involucral bracts prominent, hirsute. Flowers rusty brown; styles cream. Perianth 24–26 mm long including limb of 3 mm, hirsute outside, and inside in upper half; limb hirsute, glabrescent. Pistil 29–31 mm long, gently curved, glabrous; pollen presenter ovoid, 0.3–0.4 mm long. Old flowers persistent. Follicles up to 15, elliptic, 25–32 mm long, 10–15 mm high, 10–12 mm wide, smooth, densely hirsute. Seed obovate, 25–32 mm long; seed body triangular, 9–12 mm long, 14–16 mm wide, smooth inside, irregularly ridged outside. Fig. 29G, 30F–G.

Between Albany and the Porongurup Ra., W.A. Grows in sand over laterite, in low forest and woodland. Flowers Nov.–Dec. Map 205.

W.A.: N of Millbrook Rd, A.S.George 6331 (PERTH).

Listed as 'Vulnerable' in the ANZECC Threatened Flora List 1997.

Fire-tolerant, sprouting from the lignotuber. Related to B. gardneri , which has regularly lobed or dentate leaves, smaller less hirsute bracts and usually smaller inflorescences.

(A.S.George)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia