Conostylis bealiana F.Muell.
Fragm. 9:50-51 (1875)

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, 0.1-0.15 m high, to 0.3 m wide. Fl. yellow-orange-red, Jul to Sep. Sandy loam, gravel, white or yellow sand.

Distribution

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

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

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

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance, Merredin, Ravensthorpe, Westonia, Yilgarn.

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

Leaves flat, 70-230 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0.5-1.7 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base, flexuose and soft, lying parallel with the margin or angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape absent. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 8-14 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 5.5-6.5 mm long; pedicels present, 7.5-13 mm long; flowers 29-41 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 5-8.5 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 3-3.3 mm long; anther 3-3.7 mm long, without an appendage. Style 30-40 mm long. Flowers in July, August or September. Occurs in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.