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Banksia sessilis (Knight) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Parrot Bush
This species was previously known as Dryandra sessilis. It is common in south west  Western Australia.

There are 4 varieties - all are featured here.

Banksia sessilis var. sessilis
Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum
Banksia sessilis
var. cordata
Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia

Banksia sessilis (Knight) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele var. sessilis

  Banksia sessilis var. sessilis Banksia sessilis var. sessilis
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia Location:John Forrest National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:34˚13.0090S, 11918.0770E GPS coordinates:31˚52.8606S, 11605.3970E
  Date of photo:23 August 2016 Date of photo:6 August 2018
  Field No.:4501 Field No.:6689
     
  Banksia sessilis var. sessilis Banksia sessilis var. sessilis
 
  Description:Trunk Description:Leaf
  Location:John Forrest National Park, Western Australia Location:John Forrest National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:31˚52.8606S, 11605.3970E GPS coordinates:31˚52.8606S, 11605.3970E
  Date of photo:6 August 2018 Date of photo:6 August 2018
  Field No.:6689 Field No.:6689
     
  Banksia sessilis var. sessilis Banksia sessilis var. sessilis
 
  Description:Flower and leaves Description:Plant in habitat 
  Location:John Forrest National Park, Western Australia Location:Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:31˚52.8606S, 11605.3970E GPS coordinates:34˚13.0090S, 11918.0770E
  Date of photo:6 August 2018 Date of photo:23 August 2016
  Field No.:6689 Field No.:4501
     

Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum (Gand.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
This variety is common on the coast near Perth, Western Australia
     
  Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum
 
  Description:Flower Description:Plant
  Location:Yanchep National Park, Western Australia Location:Yanchep National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:31˚32.6682S, 11541.5074E GPS coordinates:31˚32.6682S, 11541.5074E
  Date of photo:11 August 2016 Date of photo:11 August 2016
  Field No.:5514 Field No.:5514
     
  Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum
 
  Description:Flower with bee Description:Leaves
  Location:Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia Location:Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:31˚57.9900S, 11549.1016E GPS coordinates:31˚56.5940S, 11546.6230E
Date of photo:11 September 2017 Date of photo:11 September 2017
Field No.:6250 Field No.:2795
     
  Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum
 
  Description:Plant Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia Location:Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:31˚56.5940S, 11546.6230E GPS coordinates:31˚56.5940S, 11546.6230E
  Date of photo:24 October 2014 Date of photo:24 October 2014
  Field No.:2795 Field No.:2795
     
  Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum Banksia sessilis var. cygnorum
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia Location:Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:31˚57.9900S, 11549.1016E GPS coordinates:31˚57.9900S, 11549.1016E
  Date of photo:11 September 2017 Date of photo:11 September 2017
  Field No.:6250 Field No.:6250
     

Banksia sessilis var. cordata (Meisn.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
 
  Banksia sessilis var. cordata Banksia sessilis var. cordata
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Western Australia Location:Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:34˚21.5080S, 11507.9310E GPS coordinates:34˚21.5080S, 11507.9310E
  Date of photo:23 August 2016 Date of photo:23 August 2016
  Field No.:5534 Field No.:5534
     
  Banksia sessilis var. cordata Banksia sessilis var. cordata
 
  Description:Leaves Description:Plant on shoreline
  Location:Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Western Australia Location:Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:34˚21.5080S, 11507.9310E GPS coordinates:34˚21.5080S, 11507.9310E
  Date of photo:23 August 2016 Date of photo:23 August 2016
  Field No.:5534 Field No.:5534
     

Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia (A.S.George) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
 
  Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Leaves
  Location:Mumbida Wind Farm, Western Australia Location:Mumbida Wind Farm, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:28˚59.2038S, 11500.3750E GPS coordinates:28˚59.2038S, 11500.3750E
  Date of photo:9 August 2016 Date of photo:9 August 2016
  Field No.:5423 Field No.:5423
     
  Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Chapman Valley, Western Australia Location:Chapman Valley, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:28˚41.8060S, 11441.8970E GPS coordinates:28˚41.8060S, 11441.8970E
  Date of photo:25 August 2015 Date of photo:25 August 2015
  Field No.:3294 Field No.:3294
     
  Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia Banksia sessilis var. flabellifolia
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location:Chapman Valley, Western Australia Location:Mumbida Wind Farm, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:28˚41.8060S, 11441.8970E GPS coordinates:28˚59.2038S, 11500.3750E
  Date of photo:25 August 2015 Date of photo:9 August 2016
  Field No.:3294 Field No.:5423
     
     
References (accessed 1 September  2018):

George, A.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (1999), Dryandra. Flora of Australia 17B: 264

Mast, A.R. & Thiele, K.R. (2007), The transfer of Dryandra R.Br. to Banksia L.f. (Proteaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 20(1): 70


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Cavanagh T. & Pieroni M.,(2006), The Dryandras, 205


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Page edited  19 September 2018
Roger Fryer and Jill Newland  2018

 

 

 

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