Banksia serra (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele
Serrate-leaved Dryandra

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:70 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, slender, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-4(-7) m high. Fl. yellow/cream-green, Jul to Sep. Gravel, sand or clay loam over laterite. Hillslopes.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 May 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1.5-5 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 50-150 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 4-10 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest below the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth pointing outwards, with 6-35 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 5-7 mm long, hairy. Perianth 16-19 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex silky (with soft, shiny and appressed hairs), without awns; pistil 19-23 mm long, curved, style hairy. Follicles glabrous or hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), ovate, 12-18 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Denmark, Manjimup, Plantagenet.