Kingia (Kingia australis)

This primeval-looking plant grows up to 7 m tall and is largely confined to the south-west of Western Australia. Near Perth, it grows on the eastern side of the coastal plain and in a few spots in the Darling Range. Although it has a similar appearance to Balga, with long, thin leaves and a trunk made of compacted leaf bases, it is not closely related. ¬†Flowers occur on the end of “drumsticks” in winter and after fire.

Ref: ¬†“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.