Banksia croajingolensis Molyneux & Forrester

Telopea 11: 419, 420 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Suckering shrub to 1.2 m high; lignotuber present; bark thin; branchlets glabrous, sometimes sparsely white or rusty pubescent when young. Leaves often whorled, narrowly obovate, 1.6–6 cm long, 5–17 mm wide, discolorous, upper surface dark green, glossy, lower surface white-tomentose, midrib and secondary venation usually glabrous or only lightly pubescent; margins entire or with a few short teeth, flat or slightly curved; apex apiculate or emarginate; petiole 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence 7–14 cm long, 4–5.5 cm wide at anthesis. Tepals 15–18 mm long, yellow, pubescent, persistent. Follicles few–many, 13–19 mm long, becoming glabrous, usually opening when mature. Body of seed more or less cuneate, 8–10 mm long, wing to c. 20 mm long. Flowers Jun.–Aug.

EGL. Known from a single population near Mallacoota, occurs in a drainage line in coastal heath.

Possibly a hybrid involving Banksia integrifolia and B. marginata. Also closely resembles B. paludosa which occurs nearby in south eastern New South Wales. Known to hybridise with B. integrifolia (Molyneux & Forrester 2007).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-23
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-08

Molyneux, W.M. & Forrester, S.G. (2007). Banksia croajingolensis (Proteaceae) a new species from East Gippsland, Victoria., Telopea 11: 419-426.

Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Banksia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Banksia croajingolensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Banksia croajingolensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

State distribution

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