Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Banksia 'Celia Rosser' was a chance seedling which arose in a batch of approximately 100 seeds which were extracted from a cone collected at the type locality of Banksia canei at Wulgulmerang in Victoria. Cultivar received by the Authority 29 March 1978. Applicant: Mr A Salkin.
DESCRIPTION: It is a low spreading plant with deeply lobed leaves. The leaves are 60mm long by 15mm across the lobes. Both sides of the leaves are covered with long hairs when young, however as the leaves mature the hairs become less prominent on the upper surface. The hairs are retained on the lower surface giving a silvery appearance. On the lower surface the mid-vein is prominent and covered with brown hairs as are the younger stems.
DIAGNOSIS: Banksia 'Celia Rosser' is different from other known forms of Banksia canei in its deeply lobed leaves and prostrate habit. Banksia canei will reach a height of up to 2m.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC153, CBG8006340
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978