Matchstick Banksia – Square Paper Print
$39.95 – $175.00
This is a shrub or small tree up to 5m (16ft) high, having prickly foliage and pink and cream flowers. When the bloom is nearly fully opened the individual buds resemble matchsticks. It only occurs over a 90 km (56 mi) range around Pingelly and Quairading in Western Australia. Flowers appear from September to December. It is pollinated by honeyeaters. This spectacular Banksia species is classified as endangered, with only about 500 plants left in the wild at 11 different sites. Much of its habitat has been cleared for agriculture. Fire releases the seed but also kills the plant. It is highly sensitive to bushfire frequency – fires recurring within four years could wipe out populations of plants not yet mature enough to set seed. An alternative common name is Quairading Banksia.
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:
- Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
- Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
- Large – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.
Printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Beautiful art requires time to be printed, each print is made to order just for you.
** This print is also available in a rectangle size print.