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
A.S.George

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.


Taxonomy[edit]

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.

Cultivation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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