Banksia dallanneyiCommon name: Couch Honeypot
Meaning of name: Banksia is named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) who collected the first specimens of the genus during Captain Cook’s voyage in 1770. Banksia dallanneyi was previously known as Dryandra lindleyana. As there was already a Banksia lindleyana, this plant could not keep the name when Dryandras changed their names to Banksia. Dallanneyi is an anagram of the previous name.
Aboriginal name: Bullgalla.
Aboriginal use: An infusion of the flowers was used to relieve coughs and colds and as a refreshing drink.
Distribution: Occurs from Dongara to Esperance.
Remarks: A prostrate undershrub to 30 centimetres tall. The gold to brown flowers are produced from May to September.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Noongar Bush Medicine, Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia. Vivienne Hansen & John Horsfall. 2016