Banksia serrata

Common name: 

Saw Banksia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (TWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Sandy soils throughout the Prom, especially in northern areas1

Flower description:



Tree to 16 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only species with leaves that are coarsely and regularly toothed1

Image of Banksia serrata
Image of Banksia serrata Image: David Meagher
Image of Banksia serrata Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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