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BANKSIA

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 353 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BANKSIA, an Australian genus of shrubs and trees (natural order Proteaceae), with leathery leaves often deeply cut and handsome dense spikes of flowers. It is named after Sir Joseph Banks (q.v.). The plants are grown in England for their handsome foliage as evergreen greenhouse shrubs.
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