Conostylis candicans subsp. calcicola Hopper
Fl.Australia 45:459 (1987)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 15 June 1994

Rhizomatous, proliferous perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.05-0.4 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Nov. Calcareous sand. Coastal dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mandurah, Mosman Park, Nannup, Northampton, Rockingham, Wanneroo, Waroona.

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

Leaves flat, 30-70 mm long, 0.7-1.5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent, with at least some small side branches at the base; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape present, hairy, 85-380 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 8-25 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 4.7-5 mm long; pedicels present, 0-0.5 mm long; flowers 11-14 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 3.5-6 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 0.8-1 mm long; anther 1.7-2.5 mm long, without an appendage. Style 8-10 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain and Warren IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.