Flower Spike

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Banksia - Description
... most commonly associated with Banksia is the flower spike, an elongated inflorescence consisting of a woody axis covered in tightly-packed pairs of flowers attached at right angles ... A single flower spike generally contains hundreds or even thousands of flowers the most recorded is around 6000 on inflorescences of B ... Not all Banksia have an elongate flower spike, however the members of the small Isostylis complex have long been recognised as Banksias in which the flower spike has been reduced to a head ...

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