Swamp Banksia (Banksia robur), Federation Walk Coastal Reserve.
Banksia robur, Swamp Banksia, Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Close up of the vertical flower spike.
Each flower appears as an elongated narrow tube (the perianth)
Perianth 20–25 mm long, with greenish cream claws and metallic green limb, turning dull and then brown after anthesis, persistent. Style mostly straight, cream to pale green, persistent (The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens).