Banksia serrata L. f.
- Common Name: Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia
- Family: Proteaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: se Australia
- Description: This species is distinguished by its gnarled appearance with a short crooked trunk, thick, wrinkled, fire-resistant bark, and leathery, saw-toothed leaves. Large greenish cream flower spikes appear from summer through fall (autumn). Its bristly gray fruiting spikes, with protruding fruit like small noses or chins, gave rise to the common name old man banksia. In the wild in its native southeastern Australia it grows on coastal dunes as well as sandstone ranges, reaching as much as 40 ft (12 m) in height; usually much smaller in cultivation, it is long lived and moderately frost hardy.
- USDA Zone: 9-11
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- Accession # 199800145
- Accession Date: 10-01-1998
- Bench: 2312 - NZ/Australia - Low
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 02-21-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eudicots
- Order: Proteales
- Family: Proteaceae
- SubFamily: Grevilleoideae
- Tribe: Banksieae
- SubTribe: Banksiinae
- Botanica, Turner & Wasson, 1997, CD-ROM Version
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