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Carnarvonia
2014-10-13 13:06:45

Carnarvonia is a genus of large tree species. The genus may also be referred to as the Red oak or the Red silky oak. This flowering plant genus is a member of the Proteaceae family. Carnavonia consists of only one single species, Carnarvonia araliifolia. The species is then broken down further with two varieties: C. araliifolia var. araliifolia and C. araliifolia var. montana. C. araliifolia...

Banksia verticillata
2014-10-13 12:57:29

Banksia verticillata is more commonly known as Granite Banksia or Albany Banksia. It is a species of shrub or occasionally a tree in the genus Banksia from the Proteaceae family. B. verticillata is a spreading, bushy shrub that grows up to 10 feet high on average, although it may grow up to a height of 15 feet in sheltered locations. In highly exposed areas that are open to high winds, it...

Banksia spinulosa
2014-10-13 12:47:18

Banksia spinulosa is a shrub species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Hairpin Banksia. B. spinulosa is a member of the Proteaceae family and can be found in eastern Australia. Banksia spinulosa plants may grow single stemmed measuring approximately 16 feet tall. Stunted shrubs grow multi-stemmed and measure between 3 and 10 feet tall. The plants bark is smooth to touch and...

Banksia sphaerocarpa
2014-10-13 12:41:28

Banksia sphaerocarpa is a shrub or tree species. The species is also known as the Fox banksia or the Round fruit banksia. B. sphaerocarpa belongs to the Proteaceae family. The tree can be found throughout the southwest of Western Australia. B. sphaerocarpa typically grows between 3 and 7 feet tall. In the northern ranges with more dry and warmer climates the species will not grow as tall....

Banksia solandri
2014-10-13 12:37:45

Banksia solandri is a large shrub species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Stirling Range Banksia. It is a species of large shrub in the genus Banksia, from the Proteaceae family. B. solandri is a woody shrub that may be found growing as tall as 14 feet. The species produce large, broad serrated leaves and thickly fine-furred stems. B. solandri leaves usually measure around...

Banksia sessilis
2014-10-13 12:33:45

Banksia sessilis is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Parrot bush. B. sessilis is a member of the Proteaceae family and is common throughout southwest Western Australia. The Banksia sessilis species grows up to 20 feet in height. The tree produces bluish or dark green leaves ranging in size and shape. Its leaves are typically prickly around its...

Banksia seminuda
2014-10-13 12:28:26

Banksia seminuda is commonly referred to as the River Banksia. It is a tree species in the genus Banksia, from the Proteaceae family. It is one of the tallest Banksia species. B. seminuda grows up to 65 feet high. It has a brown to grey trunk that is covered by hard grey bark. The species tends to grow in sheltered forest areas and has a straight, tall trunk. Flowering occurs between summer...

Banksia repens
2014-10-09 11:51:12

Banksia repens is a prostrate shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Creeping banksia. B. repens is a member of the Proteaceae family and can be found growing naturally on the coast of Western Australia, specifically from D’Entrecasteaux National Park east to Mount Ragged. The plant prefers sandy soil with good drainage. When cultivated B. repens will take between 29 and 56...

Banksia pteridifolia
2014-10-09 11:47:52

Banksia pteridifolia is a shrub species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Tangled honeypot. In fact, it was actually known as Dryandra pteridifolia until 2007, when all of the Dryandra species were changed to Banksia species. B. pteridifolia belongs to the Proteaceae family. B. pteridifolia is a small shrub that grows 12 to 20 inches high and 3 feet wide. Its inflorescences...

Banksia prionotes
2014-10-09 11:44:53

Banksia prionotes is a tree or shrub species. The species is also known as Acorn banksias or Orange banksia. B. prionotes belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found growing naturally in Western Australia. B. prionotes may grow up to 30 feet in height. Stunted growth is seen when the plant is grown in more exposed areas or when it grows north of its typical range in warmer and more dry...

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