Dryandra serratuloides subsp. serratuloides, Family Proteaceae, now known as Banksia serratuloides subsp. serratuloides and also known as Southern Serrate Dryandra, is a low, compact shrub, growing to 1 m tall and 1.2 m in diameter. The leaves, up to 8 cm long, are crowded on erect branches. They are paler on the underside and divided almost to the midrib, forming long flat lobes which are quite rigid. The flower heads are axillary, surrounded by lanceolate bracts which are hairless on the back and with white woolly ciliate margins that later become smooth. The yellow flowers are up to 2.5 cm long, with the outer floral whorl covered with silky hairs. The long, hairless style has a narrow, furrowed, darker coloured stigmatic end. Southern Serrate Dryandra differs from Dryandra serratuloides subsp. perissima in having shorter leaves with fewer lobes, shorter inflorescence bracts, earlier flowering and a more southern distribution.
Southern Serrate Dryandra |
Banksia serratuloides subsp. serratuloides
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Banksia serratuloides subsp. serratuloides
The main potential threats to the species include weeds; inappropriate fire regimes; low rainfall periods; clearing; roadworks; grazing and disease.