Banksia integrifolia subsp. compar (R.Br.) K.R.Thiele
Thiele, K. & Ladiges, P.Y. (1994) Australian Systematic Botany 7(4): 406.
Simple, whorled or in whorl-like clusters of 3 - 6; juvenile lamina elliptic and regularly toothed with more than 15 each side; teeth straight-edged with shallow sinuses; adult lamina narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 100 - 200mm by 20 -26mm with entire margins that are undulate and flat; upper surface shiny-green, glabrous; lower surface white, hairy, becoming glabrous; pinnately veined with more than 25 main laterals each side of midrib, faint above, distinct below; apex obtuse to cuneate; petiole 4 - 10mm.
Inflorescences cylindrical many-flowered spikes, terminal on branchlets 1 - 4 years old; flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, borne in pairs, pale yellow; tepals 4, pale yellow; perianth tubular in bud, splitting at anthesis, 22 - 24mm; anthers 4, sessile in concave tips of tepals; ovary superior, sessile; style longer than tepals with pollen presenter at apex.
A dry follicle, woody, many embedded in cylindrical woody axis 50 - 120mm long; follicles 10 - 15mm long, opening to release seeds as soon as mature 8 - 10 months after flowering; seeds 2 per follicle, winged.
Banksia compar R.Br., Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 10(1): 207(1910). Type: "In Novae Hollandiae ora orientali; prope Keppel Bay: juxta littora. (ubi v.v. absque fructa)." Banksia integrifolia var. compar (R.Br.) F.M.Bailey, Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 455, Fig. 443 (1913).