Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia —Coastal Banksia, White Banksia—PROTEACEAE

Banksia integrifolia

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Habitat—Littoral, Subtropical, Dry Rainforests and coastal scrubs and woodlands.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Small to medium-sized tree to 16 m, growing on coastal slopes and dunes and often providing protection for other vegetation from the salty ocean winds.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Park and Marina, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Little Street, Ohmas Bay, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba Cove, Wallamba River Area and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.—Long, narrow, 4-10 cm long, in whorls, stiff, tough, dull green, lower surface white; juveniles coarsely toothed.

Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia

Inflorescence—: Pale yellow in dense cylindrical spikes, 7-15cm long.


Fruit—Grey, cylindrical, upright cones, 7-15cm long and 7-8 cm wide, with numerous protruding follicles containing small, black, winged seeds.


Banksia integrifolia