Banksia oreophila

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Western Mountain Banksia
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Banksia oreophila
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. Quercinae
Species: B. oreophila
Binomial name
Banksia oreophila

The Western Mountain Banksia or Mountain Banksia (Banksia oreophila) is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It occurs on the slopes and hilltops of the Stirling and Barren Ranges in southwest Western Australia.


It was first described by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1869 as Banksia quercifolia var. integrifolia. In 1981, Alex George promoted it to species rank. However, as there was already a plant named Banksia integrifolia (Coast Banksia), he had to choose a new name.


Seeds do not require any treatment, and take 23 to 27 days to germinate.[1]


  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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