Conostylis aculeata subsp. gracilis 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, tufted or shortly proliferous perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.1-0.25 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct to Nov. Sandy loam.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Bunbury, Busselton, Nannup, Waroona.

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

Leaves flat, 60-200 mm long, 0.7-2.5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0.5-2 mm long, straight and rigid, angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 80-150 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 10-40 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 7-9 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 6.5-8 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 1-2.5 mm long; anther 3.2-4 mm long, without an appendage. Style 6.5-7.5 mm long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.