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Conospermum stoechadis Endl., Stirp. Herb. Hügel. 3: 20 (1838)

T: in the vicinity of King George Sound [W.A.], K.A.Hügel ; iso: MEL.

Conospermum proximum Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 231 (1919). T: Serpentine [W.A.], Menzel 83 ; lecto: LY, fide D.J.McGillivray, Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 4: 335 (1973); Albany, W.A., Walter ; syn: NSW.

Conospermum elegantulum Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 231 (1919). T: lower Canning River [W.A.], 26 Oct. 1899, A.Morrison ; holo: LY (photo seen).

Compact shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves filiform, ±linear, 2–17 cm long, 0.6–2.25 mm wide, glabrous or ±puberulous; apex acute. Inflorescence a spicate panicle; bracteoles ovate, 1.7–3 mm long, 1.5–3.2 mm wide, brown, densely velutinous, with a ±glabrous, cuspidate apex. Perianth white, woolly; tube 2.5–5.5 mm long; upper lip ovate, 1.6–3 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, tomentose; lower lip united for 1.2–2.2 mm; lobes narrowly oblong to oblong, 0.4–1 mm long, 0.2–0.3 mm wide. Nut 2–3.2 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, white-tomentose; circumference hairs c. 2.5 mm long, orange; central tuft 2–2.5 mm long, orange. 

Widespread from Kalbarri south to Lake Grace and east to Southern Cross, W.A. 

Two subspecies are recognised.

(E.M.Bennett)

Mature leaves glabrous, or with few scattered hairs

subsp. stoechadis

Mature leaves tomentose

subsp. sclerophyllum

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia