Synaphea bifurcata A.S.George
Fl.Australia 16:488 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 10 July 1996

Bushy shrub, 0.3-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Nov. Clay-loam or sand over laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-50 mm mm long, hairy; petiole hairy; lamina terete or flat, once divided or twice or more divided, pinnately divided or tripartitely divided, deeply divided or divided to the midrib, indumentum appressed; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 12-25 mm; terminal leaf lobe 3-10 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide; lowest lobes 15-25 mm long. Inflorescences yellow; scape 30-80 mm long; floral bracts 1.5-3 mm long. Perianth 3.5-5 mm long, glabrous; adaxial tepal 3.5-5 mm long; abaxial tepal 2.5-3 mm long; ovary hairy, style glabrous; style including stigmatic disc 2-2.5 mm long, lobed or horned; stigma 0.5-1 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide. Follicles 3.5-4 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).