Conostylis argentea (J.W.Green) Hopper
Fl.Austral. 45:459 (1987)

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, 0.07-0.25 m high. Fl. cream-other, Jul to Aug. Sandy loam, clayey loam, gravel, yellow or white sand.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Narembeen, Pingelly, Ravensthorpe, Trayning, Wickepin, Yilgarn.

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

Leaves round (leaves terete), 80-130 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 10-12 mm long, with one flower; floral bracts 10-12 mm long; pedicels sessile; flowers 35-65 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured or suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, white to cream, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 15-20 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 7-8 mm long; anther 5.5-5.7 mm long, without an appendage. Style 25-38 mm long. Flowers in July or August. Occurs in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.