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Banksia conferta subsp. penicillata

The Newnes Plateau banksia (Banksia conferta subsp. penicillata) is a plant only described in 1981 though collected in the 1970s. It was first described on the Newnes Plateau in the southernmost part of the Wollemi National Park, though more recent collections have widened its distribution, with the northernmost occurrence upon Mt Monundilla.

Newnes Plateau banksia
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In cultivation
Maranoa Gardens - Melbourne
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
B. c. subsp. penicillata
Trinomial name
Banksia conferta subsp. penicillata
(A.S.George) A.S.George

Banksia conferta var. penicillata A.S.George

It is the southern subspecies of Banksia conferta, though has been considered a full species by some. It seems to share affinities with Banksia paludosa subsp. astrolux.


  • George, Alex (1999). "Banksia". In Wilson, Annette (ed.). Flora of Australia: Volume 17B: Proteaceae 3: Hakea to Dryandra. CSIRO Publishing / Australian Biological Resources Study. pp. 175–251. ISBN 0-643-06454-0.