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Banksia epica is a shrub that grows on the south coast of Western Australia. A spreading bush with wedge-shaped serrated leaves and large creamy-yellow flower spikes, it grows up to 3½ metres (11½ ft) high. It is known only from two isolated populations in the remote south east of the state, near the western edge of the Great Australian Bight. Both populations occur amongst coastal heath on cliff-top dunes of siliceous sand.

One of the most recently described Banksia species, it was probably seen by Edward John Eyre in 1841, but was not collected until 1973, and was only recognised as a distinct species in 1988. There has been very little research on the species since then, so knowledge of its ecology and cultivation potential is limited. It is placed in Banksia ser. Cyrtostylis, alongside its close relative, the well-known and widely cultivated B. media (Southern Plains Banksia). Info from Wikipedia

Classed as a PriorityTwo (less than 5 populations known) on theFlorbase website of CALM

Taken in Kings Park Perth in Western Australia with Olympus E520 and untouched

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Comments

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 4 years ago

    You have an excellent collection.

  • Thank you kindly :)

    – kalaryder

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thank you Marvin

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A lovely capture!

  • Thank you, it was a great day for these

    – kalaryder

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    nice 1

  • Thanks

    – kalaryder

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    A lovely plant and capture. Wonderful.

  • This was a great find, as there were so many different parts of flowers showing on the same shrub

    – kalaryder

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thank you, the banksias were terrific that day

    – kalaryder

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Great find and capture.

  • Thank you Rosalie, always appreciated

    – kalaryder

  • Philip Cannon
    Philip Cannonover 4 years ago

    Love this – nice detail!!

  • Thank you very much

    – kalaryder

  • Sinisa Saratlic
    Sinisa Saratlicover 4 years ago
    Wonderful image !
  • Thank you very much

    – kalaryder

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful flower. they are impressive ;)

  • Thank you kindly Manon

    – kalaryder

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