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Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii (Sieber ex Rchb.) A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 396 (1981)

Banksia cunninghamii Sieber ex Rchb., Iconogr. Bot. Exot. 58, t. 81 (1827). T: Mt York, Blue Mtns, N.S.W., 1823, F.W.Sieber 6 ; lecto: K, fide A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 396 (1981); isolecto: AWH, B, BM, MEL, OXF, P, S.

Banksia lamberti Hort. ex Courtois, Mag. Hort. (Liége) , Suppl. 1: 295 (1833). T: not designated.

Banksia prionophylla F.Muell. ex Meisn., Linnaea 26: 353 (1853). T: 'Australia felix', [Vic.], coll. unknown , possibly Mueller ; lecto: MEL, fide A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 396 (1981).

Banksia ledifolia Meisn., in A.L.P.P. de Candolle, Prodr. 14: 454 (1856), nom. inval. – in synonymy under Banksia cunninghamii.  

[Banksia littoralis auct. non R.Br.: J.Lindley, Edward's Bot. Reg. 16: t. 1363 (1830)] 

Illustration: A.S.George, Banksia Book 181, pl. 75 (1984).

Shrub to 6 m tall, without lignotuber. Leaves broadly linear; margins recurved, entire to serrate; nerves obscure on upper surface when dried; lower surface closely brown-tomentose. Pistil usually black. 

Occurs in south-eastern Qld and in N.S.W. along the Great Dividing Ra. from Glen Davis to near Jervis Bay and south of Eden, extending into Vic. as far west as Wilsons Promontory and the Dandenongs. In loam, clay-loam and sand, sometimes in sandstone, on hillsides in forest and woodland. Flowers Apr.–July. Map 237.

Qld: MacPherson Ra., Lamington Natl Park, S.T.Blake 15849 (BRI). N.S.W.: 5 km N of Mt Coricudgy, 4 Sept. 1948, L.A.S.Johnson (NSW); summit, Mt Warning, F.A.Rodway 2976 (NSW). Vic.: 25 km NE of Warburton on road to Woods Point, Dandenongs, A.S.George 11652 (MEL, PERTH); road to Wingan Inlet, c. 1.5 km S of Princes Hwy, 20 Feb. 1965, J.H.Willis (MEL).

Killed by fire and regenerates from seed. Presumed hybrids with B. ericifolia subsp. ericifolia have been reported (Taylor & Hopper, 1988). The name B. cunninghamii based on Seiber's collection and name was also published later in 1827 by Sprengel and Schultes & Schultes f.



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