Banksia Study Group

Banksia ilicifolia in bud


These are a few internet and other resources on banksias that might prove useful:


  • Cavanagh A and Pieroni M (2006), The Dryandra Book, Australian Plants Society (SGAP Victoria) Inc and Wildflower Society of Western Australia Inc. in association with Bloomings Books, Melbourne.
  • Collins, K, Collins, C and George, A (2008), Banksias, Bloomings Books.
  • Elliot, W. R and Jones D (1982), The Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, Vol.2, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • Elliot, W. R and Jones D (1984), The Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, Vol.3, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • George, A (1981) The Genus Banksia in "Nuytsia" Vol.3 No.3, The Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia.
  • George, A.S (1984). An Introduction to the Proteaceae of Western Australia, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst.
  • George, A (1996), The Banksia Book, 3rd Edition, Kangaroo Press in association with the Society for Growing Australian Plants.
  • George, A.S (1996). New taxa and a new infrageneric classification in Dryandra R.Br.(Proteaceae: Grevilleoideae). Nuytsia 10(3): 313 - 408.
  • Griffin E.A (1985). Studies in the genus Dryandra R.Br. (Proteaceae) 1. Species distribution, ecology and conservation status, Western Australian Herbarium Research Notes, No.11: 1 - 40.
  • Holliday, I and Watton, G (1990), A Field Guide to Banksias, Hamlyn Publishers, Port Melbourne.
  • Sainsbury, R (1984). Field guide to Dryandra, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands.
  • Taylor, A and Hopper, S (1988), The Banksia Atlas, Australian Flora and Fauna Series, No.8, Australian Government Publishing Service.
  • Wallace, I (2010), An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Banksias, published by the author.
  • Wrigley, J and Fagg, M (1989), Banksias, Waratahs and Grevilleas, Collins Publishers Australia.


Several issues of the Society's journal "Australian Plants" are particularly useful for those interested in Banksia.

  • Vol 9, No.71 Jume 1977; Banksia propagation and culture; Growing western Banksia in Canberra.
  • Vol 13, No.105 December 1985; Banksia integrifolia and its relatives.
  • Vol 14, No.114 March 1988; Description of eastern Banksia species with many photos.
  • Vol 15, No.124 September 1990; Description of western Banksia species with many photos; The Banksia flower.
  • Vol 18, No.141 December 1994; "Landscaping with Dryandra" and "A Growing Guide for Beginners".
  • Vol 20, No.158 March 1999; Banksia coccinea cultivars; Banksia - detailed review of botany, cultivation and propagation.
  • Vol 20, No.160 September 1999; Banksia plagiocarpa; some notes on northern Queensland banksias
  • Vol 20, No.160 September 1999; "The 'Honeypot' Dryandras"; Dryandra seed germination.
  • Vol.21 No.166 March 2001; Detailed report on Banksia propagation and cultivation; In-vitro propagation.
  • Vol.21 No.173 December 2002; Banksia in Horticulture; Banksia tricuspis; numerous photos.


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