AusEmade logo
Home • Accommodation • Attractions • Tours • Links • Resources • Transport • Insurance • Travel Articles • Aboriginal Tourism

Travel Australia with AusEmade

ACT • NSW • NT • QLD • SA • TAS • VIC • WA

Flora and Fauna - Wild flowers and Wildlife in Australia

ACT • NSW • NT • QLD • SA • TAS • VIC • WA • New Zealand

Banksia

Family Proteaceae

Banksia
Banksia Home
Classification
Images

Proteaceae
Grevillea
Isopogon
Leucadendron
Leucospermum
Protea
Waratah

Flora Index
Botanic Gardens
Flora Links
Other Flora Info
National Parks, Reserve
Wildflowers
Custom Search
Accommodation
Booking.com
Expedia.com.au
HotelClub
Hostelworld
Octopus Travel
rentahome
Wotif.com
Travel Options
Car Hire
Insurance
Travel Brochure
Tours
Hostelworld
Viator
Banksia • Family Proteaceae
The Banksia is one of Australia’s iconic flowering plants. Popularised as the ‘bad Banksia Man’ in May Gibbs’ stories of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’, they are easily recognisable with their characteristic flower spikes and the fruiting cones.

Established in gardens and parks around the country, the plant can range from a prostrate woody shrub to trees growing up to 30 metres high.

A great plant that also attract a variety of wildlife, especially in the bush where they form an important part of the food chain. With the modern techniques of cultivation, they have become an important part of the nursery and cut flower industry.

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Species: There are about 80 Banksia species
Banksia • Images
cv Giant Candles (Banksia spinulosa x ericifolia)
cv Giant Candles (Banksia spinulosa x ericifolia), Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, New South Wales.  
Banksia ericifolia
Banksia ericifolia - Cape Solander, Botany Bay National Park, New South Wales. Banksia ericifolia - Cape Solander, Botany Bay National Park, New South Wales.
Banksia ericifolia - Cape Solander, Botany Bay National Park, New South Wales. Banksia ericifolia - Cape Solander, Botany Bay National Park, New South Wales.
Back to Top
 AusEmade® Pty Ltd
 ABN 53 091 811 068
Advertise | Free Listing | Contact © 2001-2015 
Privacy | Disclaimer | Copyright