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Banksia ser. Spicigerae

Banksia ser. Spicigerae A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 391 (1981)

Type: Banksia spinulosa Sm.

Banksia subser. Ericifoliae K.R.Thiele, in K.R.Thiele & P.Y.Ladiges, Austral. Syst. Bot. 9: 721 (1996). T: Banksia ericifolia L.f.

Banksia subser. Occidentales K.R.Thiele, in K.R.Thiele & P.Y.Ladiges, Austral. Syst. Bot. 9: 721 (1996). T: Banksia occidentalis R.Br.

Banksia subser. Spinulosae K.R.Thiele, in K.R.Thiele & P.Y.Ladiges, Austral. Syst. Bot. 9: 721 (1996). T: Banksia spinulosa Sm.

Erect or spreading trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate or whorled, entire, dentate or serrate; margins recurved or revolute, occasionally almost flat. Inflorescence subtended by whorl of branchlets, erect, cylindrical; buds retaining regular pattern until anthesis. Perianth at anthesis rupturing ventrally, pubescent or hirsute; limb horizontal before anthesis; tepals not awned. Style twisting laterally; pollen presenter ovoid or conical. Mesocarp of follicles hard. Seed wing not notched. 

A series of six species, two in eastern Australia, four in south-western W.A. 

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

spinulosa

ericifolia

verticillata

seminuda

littoralis

occidentalis

brownii

 

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