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Banksia ser. Cyrtostylis

Banksia ser. Cyrtostylis (Benth.) A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 344 (1981)

Banksia sect. Cyrtostylis Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 542, 549 (1870). T: Banksia media R.Br.; lecto, fide A.S.George, loc. cit .

Banksia ser. Lindleyana K.R.Thiele, in K.R.Thiele & P.Y.Ladiges, Austral. Syst. Bot. 9: 719 (1996). T: Banksia lindleyana Meisn.

Banksia ser. Ochraceae K.R.Thiele, in K.R.Thiele & P.Y.Ladiges, Austral. Syst. Bot. 9: 719 (1996). T: Banksia benthamiana C.A.Gardner

Erect or spreading trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, serrate, dentate or lobed; margins flat or recurved. Inflorescence erect or (B. elderiana ) pendulous, cylindrical, ovoid or spherical; buds typically losing regular pattern before anthesis. Perianth closely hairy to villous or glabrous; tepals not awned. Pistil straight or gently curved; pollen presenter only slightly thickened, smooth or finely ribbed; pollen usually crescent-shaped. Follicles split from stylar point. Seed wing notched. 

A rather heterogeneous series of 13 species endemic in W.A. 

Thiele & Ladiges (1996) have proposed dividing it into three series.

media

praemorsa

epica

pilostylis

attenuata

ashbyi

benthamiana

audax

lullfitzii

elderiana

laevigata

elegans

lindleyana

 

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