Banksia saxicola

Common name: 

Banksia

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Wilsons Promontory (DJT)

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Found in Sealers Cove on rocky sites1

Flower description:

Creamy yellow1

Habit:

Tree to 13 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is rare and grows on sheltered rocky sites on the east of the Prom. It has thinner bark and paler flowers than B. integrifolia2

Images:
Image of Banksia saxicola
Image of Banksia saxicola
Image of Banksia saxicola
Image of Banksia saxicola Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Rare in Australia and Victoria

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.