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Flora of Australia Online

Dryandra ser. Subulatae

Dryandra ser. Subulatae A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 378 (1996)

Type: Dryandra subulata C.A.Gardner

Small shrubs, without lignotuber. Leaves shortly petiolate; lamina linear, entire; margins closely revolute. Inflorescence terminal on short branchlet arising immediately below that of previous season, surrounded by short, rigid, pungent leaves passing into involucre; involucral bracts shorter than flowers; receptacle gently convex. Perianth straight, including limb. Pistil straight, slightly shorter than perianth; pollen presenter scarcely thickened, finely ribbed. Old flowers persistent. Follicles orbicular with basal notch, loosely attached, usually remaining closed until burnt. Seed not seen. 

In the Flora of Australia publication reported as monotypic, in the kwongan north of Perth, 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

A very distinct species without obvious close relatives.

subulata

 

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