Banksia spinulosa

Common Name:

Hairpin Banksia



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ENPSTWZ) also Qld, NSW
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heaths and stringybark-peppermint forests 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 2


Shrub to 5 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowering spikes are large (10-20 cm long), leaves are narrow and to 7 cm long and 5 mm wide with toothed margins 1,2


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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