Conostylis aculeata subsp. echinissima Hopper
Fl.Australia 45:458 (1987)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 10 June 1994

Rhizomatous, proliferous perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.06-0.25 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Sep. Yellow sand. Sand dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Edel, Geraldton Hills.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Northampton, Shark Bay.

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

Leaves flat, 50-80 mm long, 0.7-1.5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 1.2-4.5 mm long, straight and rigid, diverging outward at around 90° or angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 70-150 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 6.5-10 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 5-7 mm long; pedicels present, 3-4 mm long; flowers 8-10 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 4.5-5 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 1.5-2 mm long; anther 2.5-3 mm long, without an appendage. Style 5-6 mm long. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the Yalgoo and Geraldton Sandplains IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.