In 2007, the genus Dryandra was merged into Banksia and this caused many of their species names to change as well due to name clashes with existing Banksias. It is sad when this happens because so much gets lost. For example, if you do a search for Dryandra, about the only statement you find online is “A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.” There are many who continue to not only fight for the re-establishment of the Dryandra genus, but also a breakup of Banksia into multiple genera.
Name Derivation: Commemorates the Swedish botanist, Jonas Dryander, who was the first Librarian of the Linnean Society and later, Librarian and Herbarium Keeper to Sir Joseph Banks.
Dryandra is in the family Proteaceae.