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Banksia spinulosa Sm. var. spinulosa
Banksia incognita Anon., Naturalist's Pocket Mag. 1, 18: sp. 3 (1798). T: plate, Anon, loc. cit.
Banksia denticulata Dum.Cours., Bot. Cult. , 2nd edn, 7: 108 (1814). T: none cited.
Illustrations: C.E.Rosser & A.S.George, Banksias I: pl. 5 (1981); A.S.George, Banksia Book 178, 179, fig. 50, pl. 73 (1984).
Shrub with lignotuber. Stems tomentose, or if also hirsute then the long hairs wearing off within a year or so. Leaves narrowly linear, usually finely serrate towards apex; margins revolute; venation of upper surface not prominent when dried; indumentum of lower surface white. Pistil red or gold. Fig. 34A, B.
Occurs in Qld between Mossman and Ravenshoe and in the south-east from Coria Bay southwards, and N.S.W. from the Colo and Hawkesbury Rivers south almost to the Vic. border. Occurs both on the coastal plain and on adjacent ranges.Grows in sand, loam and clay-loam, commonly over sandstone or granite, on flats and hillsides in open forest and woodland. Flowers mainly Apr.–July. Map 234.
Qld: Wallum Mtn, W of Atherton, A.S.George 12976 (AD, BRI, CANB, MEL, NSW, PERTH); Eluma Ck road, c. 4 km NE of Julatten, V.K.Moriarty 2099 (QRS); Blackdown Tableland, Sept. 1937, H.G.Simmons (BRI). N.S.W.: Womboyn, E.F.Constable NSW32210 (NSW); near Mt Banks, Blue Mtns, A.S.George 11791 (CANB, NSW, PERTH).
Populations on the Atherton Tableland have longer, narrower leaves and smaller follicles than are found elsewhere. Appears to hybridise with B. ericifolia subsp. ericifolia : see under that taxon for details.
Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia