Banksia bipinnatifida

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Banksia bipinnatifida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Subgenus: Banksia subg. Banksia
Species: B. bipinnatifida
Binomial name
Banksia bipinnatifida
(R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Subspecies

Banksia bipinnatifida subsp. bipinnatifida
Banksia bipinnatifida subsp. multifida

Banksia bipinnatifida is a shrub endemic to Western Australia.

Description[edit]

It grows as a prostrate shrub with an underground stem and a lignotuber. It has few leaves; these are deeply lobes, and the lobes are themselves deeply lobed, giving the impression of a bipinnate leaf structure. Inflorescences are shades of pink, cream and yellow.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It occurs along the Darling Plateau from Eneabba south to around Manjimup.

Taxonomy[edit]

Specimens of B. bipinnatifida were first collected by Charles Fraser near the Swan River during the Stirling expedition of 1827. A formal description was published in 1830 by Robert Brown, who named it Dryandra bipinnatifida; the specific epithet is a Latinised form of the word "bipinnatifid", in reference to the bipinnate appearance of the leaves. In 2007, all Dryandra species were transferred to Banksia by Austin Mast and Kevin Thiele; hence its current name is Banksia bipinnatifida (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele.

Two subspecies are recognised: B. b. subsp. bipinnatifida has larger, longer leaves with wider lobes, and a larger inflorescence, than B. a. subsp. multifida.

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