Banksia oreophila A.S.George
Mountain Banksia

Nuytsia 3:316-317 (1981)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Much-branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. blue-purple/red-brown-other, Mar to Apr or Jun to Aug or Oct to Nov. Rocky or shale soils, usually quartzite, sandstone or granite. Upper slopes & summits of low mountains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-85 mm long, 9-22 mm wide, hairy; petiole 0 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, entire or shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 2-6 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), pink or brown; innermost bracts 6-8 mm long, hairy. Perianth 15-20 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), awned; pistil 15-18 mm long, curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), elliptic or oblong, 20-29 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Southern Jarrah Forest.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.