Conostylis androstemma F.Muell. Trumpets
Fragm. 8:19 (1873)

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, 0.1-0.3 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, May to Aug. Lateritic gravel, yellow sand. Breakaway screes, hilltops.


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

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalamunda, Mingenew, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Northampton, Perenjori, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Shark Bay, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, Wongan-Ballidu.

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

Leaves round (leaves terete), 45-270 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape absent. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 8-10 mm long, with one flower; floral bracts 6-10 mm long; pedicels present, 4-6 mm long; flowers 25-45 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, white to cream or yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 15-22 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 11-12 mm long; anther 3.2-5 mm long, without an appendage. Style 33-45 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July or August. Occurs in the Yalgoo, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.