Synaphea obtusata (Meisn.) A.S.George
Fl.Australia 16:492 (1995)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Saturday 9 September 1995

Low, rounded shrub, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Nov. Grey sand, gravelly sand or loam, sometimes swampy soils. Stony hillsides, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Broomehill-Tambellup, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Kojonup, Manjimup, Narrogin, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wandering, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 135-300 mm mm long, glabrous; petiole glabrous; lamina terete or flat, once divided or twice or more divided, pinnately divided or tripartitely divided, deeply divided or divided to the midrib; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 80-220 mm; terminal leaf lobe 7-25 mm long, 2-7 mm wide; lowest lobes 35-80 mm long. Inflorescences yellow; scape 90-250 mm long; floral bracts 2.5-3 mm long. Perianth 6.5-7.5 mm long, glabrous; adaxial tepal 6.5-8.3 mm long; abaxial tepal 5.5-6.5 mm long; ovary hairy, style glabrous; style including stigmatic disc 5-6 mm long, strongly concave; stigma 1.4-2.6 mm long, 1-1.3 mm wide. Follicles 6.5-7.5 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).