Banksia baueri

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Banksia baueri

Kingdom Plantae
Order Proteales
Family Proteaceae
Genus Banksia
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The Woolly Banksia (Banksia baueri) is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It occurs in southwest Western Australia north and east of Albany. It has a distinctively large and hairy looking inflorescence which can be 300 mm or more long and up to 200 mm in diameter.

It is placed alone in series Banksia ser. Bauerinae.


A 1985-86 field study in the Fitzgerald River National Park found it to be a main wintertime food source for the nectar-feeding honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus).[1]


Seeds do not require any treatment, and take 20 to 49 days to germinate.[2]


  1. Wooller, Ronald D.; Richardson, K. C.; Collins, B.G. (1993). "The relationship between nectar supply and the rate of capture of a nectar-dependent small marsupial Tarsipes rostratus". Journal of Zoology (London) 229 (4): 651–58. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1993.tb02662.x. 
  2. Sweedman, Luke; et al. (2006). Australian seeds: a guide to their collection, identification and biology. CSIRO Publishing. p. 202. ISBN 0643092986. 
  • George, Alex (1999). "Banksia". in Wilson, Annette (ed.). Flora of Australia: Volume 17B: Proteaceae 3: Hakea to Dryandra. CSIRO Publishing / Australian Biological Resources Study. pp. 175–251. ISBN 0-643-06454-0. 

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