Synaphea gracillima Lindl.
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 32 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Saturday 9 September 1995

Tufted shrub, 0.3-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Nov. Gravelly lateritic soils, sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Chittering, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 75-340 mm mm long, glabrous; petiole glabrous; lamina flat, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided or divided to the midrib; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 75-230 mm; terminal leaf lobe 15-55 mm long, 3-8 mm wide; lowest lobes 40-100 mm long. Inflorescences yellow; scape 255-480 mm long; floral bracts 1-1.3 mm long. Perianth 4-5 mm long, glabrous; adaxial tepal 4-5 mm long; abaxial tepal 3-3.5 mm long; ovary hairy, style glabrous; style including stigmatic disc 3-3.5 mm long, lobed; stigma 0.7-0.8 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide. Follicles 5-7 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Warren (WAR) IBRA subregion(s).