Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Erect tree to c. 25 m high; bark grey-brown, thick, roughly tesselated; branchlets striate, finally glabrescent. Leaves often whorled, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide, discolorous, upper surface dark green, dull to shiny, lower surface white-tomentose, midrib and secondary veins at first rusty-pubescent; apex acute or obtuse, sometimes emarginate, mucronate; margins entire or with a few short teeth (juvenile or subadult leaves), flat or slightly recurved; petiole 4–10 mm long. Inflorescence 6–12 cm long, 5–8 cm wide at anthesis. Tepals 22–29 mm long, pale yellow, hairy, deciduous; style curved slightly, yellowish, deciduous. Follicles many, 7–15 mm long, at first tomentose-hirsute, finally glabrescent in upper half; opening spontaneously on ripening 8–10 months after anthesis; body of seed more or less crescentic, 6–10 mm long, wing 10–20 mm long.  Flowers mainly Jan.–Jun.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Apparently restricted in Victoria to near-coastal areas east of Port Phillip Bay.

See also notes under Banksia saxicola.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Proteaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Banksia integrifolia var. integrifolia).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Banksia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
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