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Flora of Australia Online

Dryandra ser. Ionthocarpae

Dryandra ser. Ionthocarpae A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 375 (1996)

Type: Dryandra ionthocarpa A.S.George

Small erect bushy shrubs, without lignotuber. Leaves petiolate; lamina pinnatifid; margins flat. Inflorescences terminal, crowded; involucral bracts shorter than flowers; receptacle flat. Perianth straight; limb large. Pistil curved, longer than perianth; pollen presenter elongate, ribbed. Flowers soon falling. Follicles obovate with a prominent terminal tuft of rusty hairs, loosely attached, usually remaining closed until burnt. Seed obovate, without wing. 

In the Flora of Australia publication reported as a monotypic series confined to one population north of Albany, W.A. However, 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). Dryandra is treated under Banksia ser. Dryandra

Flowers similar to ser. Triangulares but the fruit is distinctive.



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