|Banksia serrata, south coast New South Wales, above and below.|
|Tropical Banksia, Litchfield NP, south-west of Darwin.|
|Hooker's Banksia B. hookeriana, Lake Logue NR, north of Perth.|
This species is restricted to a small area near Enneaba.
|Firewood Banksia B. menziesii Badgingarra NP, north of Perth.|
Another inhabitant of the northern sandplains but more widely distributed, from east of Perth to the Murchison River.
|Showy Banksia B. speciosa, Cape Le Grande NP, south-east Western Australia.|
This one is limited to the south-east sandplains.
|Persistent dead flowers, Silver Banksia B. marginata, Canberra.|
|Banksia cone (species uncertain), having dropped seeds post-fire, Fitzgerald River NP,|
central southern Western Australia.
|Silver Banksia cone with a relatively high rate of fertilisation - the seeds have dropped.|
This species lives in forest situations and doesn't require a fires heat to trigger seed drop.
|Scarlet Banksia B. coccinea Esperance.|
The styles still caught in the floral tube, and those released, are very visible here.
|Cut-leaf Banksia B. praemorsa, Torndirrup NP near Albany, southern Western Australia.|
This truly beautiful species grows only in a tiny area near Albany, very close to the sea,
often among granite boulders.
|Heath-leaved Banksia B. ericifolia Nowra.|
Here the contrast between styles and floral tubes is spectacular.
|Massed Firewood and Hooker's Banksias, Lake Logue NR, north of Perth.|
Such scenes are fairly typical of the sandplains, although the extent of this banksia mass is still exceptional.
|Granite Banksia, Torndirrup NP.|
|The pretty little Teasel Banksia B. pulchella flower, from the central south coast of WA,|
is only 5cm in diameter. (North of Esperance.)
|Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera on Saw Banksia, south coast New South Wales.|
|Western Wattlebird Anthochaera lunulata on Showy Banksia, Esperance.|
|Sugar Glides (above) and Bush Rat (below),|
important Banksia pollinators.
|Hairpin Banksia B. spinulosa Kanangra Boyd NP.|
The styles are very stiff, and apparently act as combs to remove pollen from fur.
|Fox Banksia B. sphaerocarpa, Badgingarra NR, north of Perth.|
|Creeping Banksia B. repens, Stirling Ranges NP, southern Western Australia.|
|Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus extracting seed from|
Coastal Banksia B. integrifolia cone.
|Carnaby's (Short-billed) Black-Cockatoos Calyptorhynchus latirostris seeking|
seeds from Slender Banksia B. attenuata, just north of Perth.
|Acorn Banksia B. prionotes, Moore River NP, north of Perth.|