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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

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.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 August 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves petiolate, alternate, 30-75 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).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 26 May 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, 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.