Synaphea sparsiflora A.S.George
Fl.Australia 16:494 (1995)

Conservation Code: Priority Two
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 12 September 1995

Shrub, to 0.6 m high, to 1 m wide. Fl. yellow, Aug to Sep. Sandy loam over laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Dandaragan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains.

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

Shrubs; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 160-230 mm mm long, hairy; petiole hairy; lamina flat, twice or more divided, tripartitely divided, deeply divided, indumentum appressed; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 70-130 mm; terminal leaf lobe 10-25 mm long, 5-8 mm wide; lowest lobes 30-60 mm long. Inflorescences yellow; scape 180-250 mm long; floral bracts 2-2.5 mm long. Perianth 6-8 mm long, hairy; adaxial tepal 6-8 mm long; abaxial tepal 5-5.8 mm long; ovary hairy, style glabrous; style including stigmatic disc 3-4.5 mm long, lobed; stigma 1-1.5 mm long, 1 mm wide. Follicles 7.5-8 mm long. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s).