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Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub...

Adenanthos obovatus
2014-10-14 12:02:16

Adenanthos obovatus is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Basket flower, the Jugflower, Glandflower, and the Stick-in-the-jug. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. A. obovatus can be found only in Southwest Australia. Adenanthos obovatus have many stems. The plant will grow to approximately 3 feet in height and 4.9 feet in diameter. The plant’s long, oval...

Stenocarpus salignus
2014-10-14 11:13:28

Stenocarpus salignus is a shrub species, occasionally the plant may grow to heights that may classify it as a small tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scrub beefwood. The rainforest tree belongs to the Proteaceae family and is found growing naturally only in Australia. S. salignus plants typically grow between 30 and 65 feet tall. Occasionally the plant has...

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 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 marginata
2014-10-09 11:35:34

Banksia marginata is a species of tree or woody shrub. The species may also commonly be referred to as the Silver Banksia. B. marginata is a member of the Proteaceae family. The trees are found commonly in southeastern Australia, specifically ranging from the Eyre Peninsula to north of Armidale and east and west throughout Tasmania and the islands of Bass Straight. Habitats of the Banksia...

Banksia integrifolia
2014-10-09 11:32:47

Banksia integrifolia is commonly referred to as Coast Banksia. It is a species of tree that grows along the coast of eastern Australia. B. integrifolia is an extremely variable species. It is most often observed as a tree of up to 80 feet in height but in sheltered and undisturbed locations it can reach up to 110 feet. In areas of higher exposure it may grow as a smaller gnarled tree...

Banksia ericifolia
2014-10-09 11:25:59

Banksia ericifolia is a woody shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Heath-leaved Banksia or the Lantern Banksia. B. ericifolia is a part of the Proteaceae family. B. ericifolia grows as a large shrub up to around 20 feet tall, although often smaller at 3 to 6 feet high. The grey colored bark is smooth and fairly thin; however it can thicken significantly with...

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