Banksia Paludosa

Banksia paludosa, commonly known as the marsh or swamp banksia, is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It is endemic to New South Wales, where it is found between Sydney and Batemans Bay, with an isolate population further south around Eden. Two subspecies are recognised, the nominate of which is a spreading shrub to 1.5 m (5 ft) in height, and subsp. astrolux is a taller shrub to 5 m (16 ft) high found only in Nattai National Park.

Native mammals, such as the Brown Antechinus and Sugar Glider, are important pollinators of Banksia paludosa. Several species of honeyeaters visit the flower spikes, as do ants and the European honeybee. The response to bushfire depends on the subspecies; subspecies paludosa regenerates from underground lignotubers, while plants of subspecies astrolux are killed by fire and regenerate from large stores of seed which have been held in cones in the plant canopy. Banksia paludosa is sometimes seen in cultivation, with dwarf forms being registered and sold.

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... Banksia paludosa was first introduced into cultivation in England in 1805 ... Banksia paludosa is cultivated in Australian gardens, and does best with a sunny aspect and good drainage, in soils with a pH from 5.5 to 7.5 ... from Jervis Bay with large orange flower spikes was deemed by amateur botanist and banksia enthusiast Alf Salkin to have horticultural potential ...