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Proteaceae, Banksia speciosa

October 30, 2010

I took these photos at the SF Arboretum. B. speciosia is shrub native to the coast of W. Australia where it grows in deep sand on coastal dunes. Typically it will grow to about four meters, but eight meter plants are not unheard of. Typically propagated from seed. A significant portion of wild populations have been affected by the fungus Phytophthora.

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  1. November 1, 2010 10:08:24 am

    Could possibly be Banksia speciosa. Lots of Banksias looks very similar.. Great pic!

    • November 1, 2010 10:08:39 pm

      Bo. Looks like you’re right. Thanks for the much appreciated info.

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