Banksia integrifolia subsp. monticola—Mountain Banksia—PROTEACEAE

Banksia integrifolia subsp. monticola

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Habitat—Grows in soil derived from igneous rocks, in Open Forest and margins of Cool–temperate and Warm–temperate Rainforest.

Distribution— Endemic in New South Wales between Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains and New England National Park

Description—Tree to 25 m tall, fire tolerant, shoots from epicormic shoots. Bark roughly tessellated. Stems pubescent and pilose, glabrescent, pale brown.

Local occurrences

Barrington Tops National Park, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, Ellenborough Falls and Tapin Tops National Park

Leaves.—Narrowly elliptic, commonly 10 to 13 cm long, 17 to 19 mm wide, acute, shining above. juvenile leaves obovate, teeth edges and sinuses curved, sinuses relatively deep, generally less than 12 per side.

Banksia integrifolia subsp. monticola
Banksia integrifolia subsp. monticola

Inflorescence.—Conflorescences 5 to 12 cm long. Perianth 22 to 25 mm long, pale yellow, not persistent. Style ± curved or straight, pale yellow, not persistent.

Flowering.— May to July

Fruit.—Follicles many, 8 to 15 mm long, opening as soon as mature, c. 8 to 10 months from flowering.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn

Banksia integrifolia subsp. monticola