Conostylis candicans Endl. subsp. candicans

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 10 June 1994

Rhizomatous, tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.2-0.4 m high, to 1 m wide. Fl. yellow, Jul to Nov. White, grey, yellow or red sand, limestone.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Cambridge, Canning, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Fremantle, Gingin, Irwin, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mandurah, Melville, Mingenew, Moora, Mundaring, Nedlands, Northam, Perth, Rockingham, Stirling, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 14 January 2020

Leaves flat, 80-140 mm long, 1.5-3.5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape present, hairy, 190-300 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 15-45 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 7.5-12 mm long; pedicels sessile; flowers 10-14 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 4.5-6 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments (1-)1.2 mm long; anther 2.5-3.2 mm long, without an appendage. Style 7.5-11 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.