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Flora of Australia Online

Dryandra ser. Inusitatae

Dryandra ser. Inusitatae A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 377 (1996)

Type: Dryandra idiogenes A.S.George

Small bushy shrubs without lignotuber. Leaves large, petiolate; lamina deeply pinnatifid; margins flat or slightly recurved. Inflorescences terminal, closely successive; involucral bracts exceeding flowers, ±papery, with cobwebby indumentum; receptacle gently convex. Perianth straight including limb. Pistil straight, shorter than perianth; pollen presenter elongated, not thickened. Flowers falling. Follicles obovate, glabrous, easily detached, opening when burnt. Seed winged, notched. 

In the Flora of Australia publication reported as monotypic, restricted to the Newdegate area, 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

The involucral bracts are unusual in their texture and indumentum. Foliage similar to that of ser. Triangulares and ser. Ionthocarpae , flowers similar to those of ser. Gymnocephalae .



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