Banksia ashbyi

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Ashby's Banksia
Ashby's Banksia inflorescence in Kings Park.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Species: B. ashbyi
Binomial name
Banksia ashbyi
Baker f.
Subspecies

The Ashby's Banksia (Banksia ashbyi) is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It occurs in heath and spinifex country along the coast of Western Australia between Geraldton and Exmouth.

Description[edit]

This shrub grows up to 4 m high and 2 m wide, lobed leaves grow to 150 mm in length. The flower spikes are orange in colour, growing 150 mm high and 90 mm wide. B. ashbyi flowers from September to November.

Taxonomy[edit]

There are two subspecies, distinguished by habit:


Ecology[edit]

An assessment of the potential impact of climate change on this species found that its range is unlikely to contract and may actually grow, depending on how effectively it migrates into newly habitable areas.[1]

Cultivation[edit]

Seeds do not require any treatment, and take 16 to 61 days to germinate.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Matthew C.; Gove, Aaron D.; Sanders, Nathan J.; Dunn, Robert R. (2008). "Climate change, plant migration, and range collapse in a global biodiversity hotspot: the Banksia (Proteaceae) of Western Australia". Global Change Biology. 14 (6): 1–16. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01559.x. 
  2. ^ Sweedman, Luke; Merritt, David (2006). Australian Seeds: a Guide to Their Collection, Identification and Biology. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing. p. 202. ISBN 0-643-09298-6. 

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