Conostylis aculeata subsp. rhipidion J.W.Green
Proc.Linn.Soc.New South Wales 85:348 (1961)

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, 0.1-0.17(-0.6) m high, to 0.5 m wide. Fl. yellow, Aug to Sep. White or grey sand, lateritic loam.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Geraldton Hills.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Northampton.

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

Leaves flat, 30-140 mm long, 1.5-3.5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 1-2 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base, straight and rigid, lying parallel with the margin or angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 65-185 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 13-30 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 7.5-9 mm long; pedicels sessile; flowers 10-13 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 6-7.5 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 1.2-1.5 mm long; anther 3.6-4 mm long, without an appendage. Style 8-9.5 mm long. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.