Banksia sessilis (Salisb. ex Knight) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele

Parrot Bush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Banksia

Category: Shrub

Size: To 13' tall


Leaves grey- to blue-green, spiky, flowers yellow.

This species, discovered by Mr. A. Menzies on the West Coast of New Holland, is not unlike some varieties of Ilex Aquifolium, and now in his Majesty's collection at Kew. Leaves 1-1 1.2 inch long, obcuneate, distantly serrated, almost smoot underneath. Bractess 2/3 shorter than flowers. Stigma club-shaped. (Cult. Prot. - Josephia sessilis)

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Published in Austral. Syst. Bot. 20(1): 70 in 2007.

Native to Australia.

Basionym Josephia sessilis Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonym Dryandra floribunda R.Br., Dryandra sessilis (Knight) Domin.


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