Banksia praemorsa Andrews

Cut-leaf Banksia


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Banksia

Category: Shrub

Size: To 13' tall

Description: 

with wedge-iliaped leaves, appearing bitten at the ends, sawed, dotted with white on the under part, smooth on the upper; flowers purple on the outside. (Bot. Repos.)

Leaves to 2" long and 1/2" wide, toothed. Flowers red or yellow, in cylindrical clusters to 14" long and 4" diameter.

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 4: 258 in 1802.

Synonym Banksia marcescens R.Br.

Native to south Western Australia.

First raised from seed at Kew in 1788.

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