Prostrate to spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-0.6(-1.1) m high. Fl. white-cream-yellow, Jul to Oct. Sand, gravel, laterite, granite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Beverley, Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Northam, Perth, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, York.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.2–1.5 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 40–180 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–6 mm wide, dissected, flat, tripartite; shallowly divided; not further divided. Leaf lobes 5–20 mm long, 5–10 mm wide. Margins flat or recurved. Hairs straight.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers white or cream, regular. Pedicel 1.5–2.5 mm long. Perianth 3–4 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite. Stamens 4. Pistil 4–6 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white or cream. Pollen presenter conical.
Fruit features. Fruit rugose, obovoid or ellipsoidal, glabrous, 8–13 mm long.
Flowering Time. July, or August, or September, or October.
Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil, or gravelly soil, or loam, or clay.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS, SWA, AW, and JF. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
subsp. A (Flora of Australia): Leaf rachis deflexed (zig-zag); lower leaf surface glabrous; floral rachis 10–20 mm long; plant semi prostrate
subsp. latiloba: Leaf rachis straight; lower leaf surface glabrous; leaf lobes 5–10 mm wide
subsp. minyulo: Floral rachis 20–60 mm long; lower leaf surface with appressed hairs; leaf lobes 1.5–3 mm wide
subsp. pachyphylla Floral rachis 20–60 mm long; lower leaf surface glabrous; leaf lobes 2–10 mm wide
subsp. synapheae: Lower leaf surface with ascending hairs sparsely distributed ; leaf lobes 2–5 mm wide; Floral rachis 10–20 mm long.
Etymology. synapheae: genus Synapheae (refers to the similarity of the leaf shape and flower colouration: Grevillea).
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)
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