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Dryandra longifolia subsp. archeos A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 342 (1996)

T: S end, Mt Ragged, W.A., 1 July 1976, A.S.George 14308 ; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB, K.

Shrub to 2 m. Involucral bracts recurved, c. 20 mm long, acuminate, appressed-hirsute, ?not viscid. Perianth 27–29 mm long; limb 3.5–4 mm long. Pistil 33–34 mm long; pollen presenter 2 mm long. 

Confined to Mt Ragged, W.A. Grows among quartzite boulders on slopes, in dense scrub. Flowers Apr.–June. Map 295.

W.A.: Tower Peak, Mt Ragged, A.S.George 16127 (NSW, PERTH); Mt Ragged, P.G.Wilson 5853 (PERTH).

Differs from the other subspecies in having the perianth with sparser, more appressed hairs, and in the involucral bracts being more hairy, with a more acuminate, recurved tip, ?and not viscid. The pollen presenter is smaller than that of subsp. longifolia but larger than that of subsp. calcicola . The new leaves are sparsely appressed-hirsute but very soon glabrous above.

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 prolata subsp. archeos .

(A.S.George)

 

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