The fruit of banksia is a woody follicle embedded in the axis of the inflorescence.
A number of banksia species are considered rare or endangered.
With the exception of the nursery industry, banksia have limited commercial use.
Woodturners throughout the world value banksia pods for making ornamental objects.
The foundation launched the annual banksia environmental awards in the same year.
British Dictionary definitions for banksia
any shrub or tree of the Australian genus Banksia, having long leathery evergreen leaves and dense cylindrical heads of flowers that are often red or yellowish: family ProteaceaeSee also honeysuckle (sense 3)