ⓘ Banksia undata var. splendens

                                     

ⓘ Banksia undata var. splendens

Banksia undata var. splendens is a shrub endemic to Western Australia.

It was first published by Alex George in 1996, based on samples collected two years earlier. This name was Dryandra praemorsa VAR. Chia, varietal epithet, referring to "the gorgeous" flower heads. In 2007, all Dryandra species were transferred to Banksia by Austin mast and Kevin Thiele. Since there was already a plant named Banksia praemorsa cut-leaf Banksia, mast and Thiele chose a new specific epithet "undata", thus the current name of this variety Banksia undata VAR. Chia A. S. George, A. R. mast & K. R. Thiele.

It grows in lateritic loam from Bannister North to Brookton highway. It blooms from September to October.

It is popular in the culture, and contributes to the decline in trading of flowers. There are pink-flowered form that is especially popular with the cut flower trade.