genus Banksia


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Noun1.genus Banksia - important genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or trees with alternate leathery leaves and yellowish flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
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 seeds
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Botanist Sir Joseph Banks (after whom both Bankstown in Sydney and the genus Banksia are named) was given the task of selecting appropriate seeds and cuttings to accompany the first settlers.
In the genus Banksia they occur as compound proteoid roots which form a dense mat at the soil surface (Lamont 1984).
Fire responses of sclerophyll shrublands: A population ecology approach with particular reference to the genus Banksia.