Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
Banksia aemula. “B. aemula closely resembles B. serrata, but the latter can be distinguished by a greyer, not orange-brown, trunk, and adult leaves wider than 2 cm. Inflorescences of B. serrata are generally a duller grey-yellow in colour, and have longer (2–3 mm), more fusiform (spindle-shaped) or cylindrical pollen presenters tipping unopened flowers. In B. serrata the follicles are smaller.” Adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksia_aemula
banksia: Named after Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (24 February 1743 - 19 June 1820) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.
Reason For Introduction
Life Cycle Comments
Exclusively by seed
Long-lived, held in cones and only released on death of branch or following fire
Wind and gravity. However, seedlings most typically establish from carelessly discarded garden waste
Tolerant of very dry drought prone habitats and soils. Appears to be less cold tolerant than B. integrifolia.