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

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

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

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).

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


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.