Banksia obovata A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele Wedge-leaved Dryandra
Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:65 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 18 August 2008

Prickly, dense, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. cream-yellow/yellow-orange, Apr to May or Aug to Nov or Jan. White/grey sand, often over laterite or granite, clay loam.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, West Arthur, Wickepin, Woodanilling.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 14 September 2019

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-75 mm mm long, 10-30 mm wide, hairy; petiole 5-12 mm long; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, teeth distinctly pointing towards the apex, with 7-12 lobes on each side, the margins flat. Inflorescences hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), yellow; innermost bracts 10-15 mm long, hairy. Perianth 23-38 mm long, hairy, all over, limb apex hirsute (with long, rough and coarse hairs), without awns; pistil 26-42 mm long, straight or curved, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, pubescent (with soft, straight, erect hairs), obovate, 10-14 mm long. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).