Good's Banksia  |  

Banksia goodii

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Banksia goodii, Family Proteaceae, also known as Good’s Banksia, is a prostrate shrub, with a slight tendency to grow erect, the stems growing to 20 cm high, often forming spreading clumps. The leaf blades are densely hairy, 15–30 cm long, 3–8 cm wide, have irregular, sharp teeth on the margin, and have curved leaf stalks 5–18 cm long. Good’s Banksia has reddish to brown flowers forming inflorescence 8–15 cm long, which occur from November to January.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Banksia goodii

    As a consequence of poor dispersal ability; low reproductive rates; and habitat fragmentation; Good s Banksia cannot migrate with climate change; but given its wide climatic tolerance the species is likely to withstand climate change in situ (Witkowski Lamont; 2006).

    Threats The main identified threats to Good s Banksia are inappropriate fire regimes poor dispersal ability low reproductive rates road maintenance activities and clearing for agriculture (Lamont et al.; 1993b Witkowski Lamont; 2006).