Conostylis aurea Lindl. Golden Conostylis
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 44 (1840)

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, 0.15-0.4 m high, to 0.3 m wide. Fl. yellow, Aug to Oct. White or yellow sand, gravelly loam, winter-wet.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Bayswater, Beverley, Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalamunda, Mingenew, Mundaring, Northampton, Perth, South Perth, Subiaco, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Park, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Leaves flat, 70-180 mm long, 2-6 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 1-3.5 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, 245-320 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 5-22 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 6-15 mm long; pedicels sessile; flowers 10-19 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured or suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 5.7-8 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 1-2 mm long; anther 3.5-4.7 mm long, with an appendage. Style 9-11 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.