Banksia speciosa R.Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 210 1811. (Syn: Banksia grandidentata Dum.-Cours.; Sirmuellera speciosa Kuntze);
Australia (S-Western Australia) as per Catalogue of life;
An interesting plant observed in SFO Botanical garden in Jun 2011. Probably from Australia section. Don’t remember though… A shrub of about 4feet high with a 1foot big inflorescence and peculiar leaf structure.
This is Banksia speciosa from Proteaceae native to Western Australia. We have in our Botanical garden here at UBC.
Also very much loved by flower arranging societies worldwide in NY and here in Kolkata… too.. importers of exotic flowers are beginning to import them for the last few years…