Banksia occidentalis

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Red swamp banksia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Subgenus: Banksia subg. Banksia
Section: Banksia sect. Oncostylis
Series: Banksia ser. Spicigerae
Species: B. occidentalis
Binomial name
Banksia occidentalis

The red swamp banksia or waterbush (Banksia occidentalis) is a species of shrub or small tree in the plant genus Banksia. It occurs on the south coast of Western Australia in three disjunct populations: at Augusta, around Albany and in the Esperance area.

A 1980 field study at Cheyne beach showed it to be pollinated by the New Holland honeyeater and white-cheeked honeyeater.[1]

Seeds do not require any treatment, and take 21 to 47 days to germinate.[2]

The species was observed to be in cultivation in England in the gardens of Chiswick House in 1834.[3]


  1. ^ Hopper, Stephen D. (1980). "Bird and Mammal Pollen Vectors in Banksia Communities at Cheyne Beach, Western Australia". Australian Journal of Botany. 28 (1): 61–75. doi:10.1071/BT9800061. 
  2. ^ Sweedman, Luke; Merritt, David (2006). Australian seeds: a guide to their collection, identification and biology. CSIRO Publishing. p. 203. ISBN 0-643-09298-6. 
  3. ^ J.M. (1835). "Arboretum Britannicum, Nos III. IV. By S.C. Loudon (Review)". The Gentleman's Magazine. Printed by F. Jefferies. 157: 635–637. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 

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