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Dryandra sessilis var. flabellifolia A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 328 (1996)

T: West Binnu Rd, 4.4 km E of junction with Yeringa South Rd, NNW of Northampton, W.A., 11 Aug. 1993, A.S.George 17026 ; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB.

Illustration: A.S.George, Introd. Proteaceae W. Australia 32, t. 43 (1984), as Dryandra sessilis .

Shrub to 5 m tall. Stems glabrous, rarely sparsely pubescent. Leaves flabelliform, commonly on petiole to 5 mm long; lamina mostly 2–4 cm long, 17–35 mm wide, markedly narrowed to base. Flowers c. 90 per head. Perianth 26–29 mm long. Pistil 25–28 mm long; pollen presenter 1–1.2 mm long. Follicles 10–11 mm long. Fig. 37B.

Occurs between Geraldton and Kalbarri and inland to Northampton, and with scattered records south almost to Moora, W.A. Grows in deep sand and in lateritic soil, in tall shrubland. Flowers June–Oct. Map 269.

W.A.: S boundary, Kalbarri Natl Park, J.S.Beard 7128 (PERTH); Marchagee track, E of Dewar Rd, E.A.Griffin 3470 (PERTH); Mt Fairfax, Moresby Ra., C.M.Lynch 84 (PERTH); 32 km N of Geraldton, R.A.Saffrey 1540 (PERTH).

Leaves often glaucous. Very similar to var. sessilis , but the leaves are usually more flabelliform with concavely curved lower margins, abruptly narrowed at base but not auriculate. N.Hoyle 548 from Kalbarri Natl Park (PERTH), with leaves to 3 cm long and 20 mm wide but glabrous stems, is this variety with small leaves.

Since publication of the Flora of Australia the Australian Plant Census accepts A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele's transfer of Dryandra to Banksia in Austral. Syst. Bot. 20: 63–71 (2007). As a result this taxon is treated under Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia .

(A.S.George)

 

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