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banksia

(băngk`sēə) [for Sir Joseph BanksBanks, Sir Joseph,
1743–1820, British naturalist and patron of the sciences. He accompanied Capt. James Cook on his voyage around the world and made large collections of biological specimens, most of which were previously unclassified. Botany Bay was named on this voyage.
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], popularized name of a genus of Australian evergreen trees and shrubs of the same family as the macadamia and sometimes cultivated in America. Banksias are also called honeysuckle trees or Australian honeysuckle. Banksia is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Proteales, family Proteaceae.

banksia

any shrub or tree of the Australian genus Banksia, having long leathery evergreen leaves and dense cylindrical heads of flowers that are often red or yellowish: family Proteaceae
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2007) and diverse taxa from Australia, including Banksia infructescences (Cookson & Duigan, 1950; McNamara & Scott, 1983), Grevillea-like follicles (Dettmann & Clifford, 2005) and fruits closely comparable with those of Eidothea (Rozefelds et al.
As far as plants are concerned, some of the most diverse plant groups in Australia are the genera Acacia (family Fabaceae) and Banksia (Proteaceae) and eucalypts in the Myrtaceae.
Further chapters discuss Xanthorrhoea grass tree medicines with descriptions of early botanical collections in Australia, the medical resource of grass tree resin and its uses as a food, fuel and varnish; floral emissaries covering areas such as Banks' Florilegium naming the genus Eucalyptus, Australian carnivorous plants, bottlebrush, Telopea, Banksia, Grevillea and Hakea.
She explained it was a seed pod inspired by banksia, an Australian tree.
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At the end of the book there is a chart giving the names and pictures of plants which are food for honey possums and other plants and fungi to be found in the banksia woodland.
The breeze moves the banksia branches and the Norfolk pines, it waves the salt-faded grasses, and it blows our hair in strands across our faces.