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bank·si·a

 (băngk′sē-ə)
n.
Any of various evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Banksia of Australia and New Guinea, having dense spikes of usually yellowish or reddish flowers and fruits in conelike clusters.

[After Sir Joseph Banks.]

banksia

(ˈbæŋksɪə)
n
(Plants) 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. See also honeysuckle3
[C19: New Latin, named after Sir Joseph Banks]

bank•si•a

(ˈbæŋk si ə)

n., pl. -si•as.
any Australian shrub or tree of the genus Banksia, of the protea family, having alternate leaves and dense cylindrical flower heads.
[< New Latin (1782), after Sir Joseph Banks]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banksia - any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seedsbanksia - any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seeds
genus Banksia - important genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or trees with alternate leathery leaves and yellowish flowers
Australian honeysuckle, Banksia integrifolia, coast banksia, honeysuckle - shrubby tree with silky foliage and spikes of cylindrical yellow nectarous flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Banksias financial reports for the financial years ending 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012, and its half-year financial report for the half year ending 31 December 2011, did not comply with the relevant accounting standards, nor did they give a true and fair view of the financial position and performance of Banksia given the amount disclosed for the provision of bad and doubtful debts was inadequate.
Celia had a small studio attached to one of the research laboratories of the then Botany Department, and was painting banksia species for the first of a three-volume florilegium of The Banksias.
By this time in my trip, I could identify banksias and acacia--in most cases, but even some of these could be tricky because their genetic diversity is so great that they come in many guises.
But perhaps more intriguingly, the histories of lesser-known remedies such as those extracted from native orchids, banksias and grass trees are also brought alive in this text.
My roses, damascenas and banksias were gorgeous and out in time for my Charity Garden Opening in April and so were greatly admired.
Wander on a self-guided tour among banksias, grevilleas, proteas, and other plants from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, many of which are low-water growers.
They are joined by butterflies, banksias and other garden life forms, which have been etched into the surface of her folk.
Coming out of the banksias, we speed up in hopes of sighting him.
The delicate position that fire holds in the ecology of the Australian bush is best illustrated by the relationship between it, banksias and the pygmy possum (Cercartetus nanus).
The very low numbers of reseeding banksias in the moist forest zones of southwestern Western Australia may be partially attributable to the long history of burning by Aboriginal Australians (Lamont & Markey, 1995).
At the other extreme, remnants greater than 500 ha in area, containing several species of nectar-rich banksias, supported many species, and high densities, of typical heathland and bushland birds.
So here are the mallee, paperbark, the banksias, egrets, jackeroos, the Nullabor, the wheat, the red soil, the paddocks, even the Wandjina figures and places where "evenings / brooded bruised and red.