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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.
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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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The Coast Banksias around Oberon Bay were severely diminished by the 2005 fire.
By contrast, after the 2009 fire, Saw Banksias regenerated well, and the EVCs where they occur appear to be in vigorous health with mature trees and a dense species-rich understorey, including Soft Bush-pea.
One of my favorite aids is the Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Australia's South West (Scott & Negus, 2003), though no guide gives the same experience as seeing plants like Banksia and its close relative, Dryandra, in flower.
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Not only their leaves but also their well-know pyrophytic nature remind us that Banksia are Mediterranean plants.
She did not have sufficient botanical detail in her paintings and was told that one of her paintings--of a Banksia serrata--was not what a botanical painting should be and that the composition was not worthy of the paint she had used.
Proteas should be in wonderful bloom, as will other drought-tolerant plants such as the grevilleas and banksias. From there, visit the Australian and California native gardens to see more water-conserving species.
2011a), and the mature Saw Banksias do possess several structural characteristics seemingly well suited for foliage roosting sites, especially being densely shaded while the large seedpods help conceal the owl (Fig.
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