Banksia obtusa (R.Br.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele Shining Honeypot
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:69 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Prostrate, non-lignotuberous shrub, to 0.2 m high. Fl. cream-yellow, Aug to Nov. White or grey sand. Coastal dunes, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Saturday 21 November 2020

Prostrate shrubs, NaN m (?) high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 75-200 mm long, 6-15 mm wide, hairy; petiole 20-40 mm long; lamina flat, once divided, pinnately divided, deeply divided or divided to the midrib, with 17-38 lobes on each side, the margins revolute. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), green or yellow; innermost bracts 38-48 mm long, hairy. Perianth 26-38 mm long, hairy or glabrous, all over, limb apex pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), without awns; pistil 35-40 mm long, straight, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous or hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 16-18 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).