Banksia laevigata

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Banksia laevigata
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Banksia laevigata subsp. fuscolutea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Subgenus: Banksia subg. Banksia
Section: Banksia sect. Banksia
Series: Banksia ser. Cyrtostylis
Species: B. laevigata
Binomial name
Banksia laevigata

Banksia laevigata is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It occurs in Western Australia's semi-arid shrubland from Southern Cross south to the Fitzgerald River National Park. It is composed of two closely related subspecies, B. laevigata subsp. laevigata (Tennis Ball Banksia) and B. laevigata subsp. fuscolutea (Golden Ball Banksia). Seeds do not require any treatment, and take 39 to 92 days to germinate.[1]

B. laevigata subsp. laevigata, in cultivation at The Banksia Farm


  1. ^ Sweedman, Luke; Merritt, David (2006). Australian seeds: a guide to their collection, identification and biology. CSIRO Publishing. p. 203. ISBN 0-643-09298-6. 

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