Banksia cuneata A.S.George

Matchstick Banksia

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Banksia

Category: Shrub

Size: To 13' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Matchstick because the inflorescences resemble unlit matches when they are in bud, with multiple pink "sticks" with yellow round tips. Wedge-shaped leaves to 1.5" long, prickly, resembling holly leaves.


Published in Nuytsia 3(3): 457 in 1981.

Native to south Western Australia.

"cuneatus" = wedge-shaped referring to the leaves


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