Conostylis bracteata Lindl.
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 45 (1840)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
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, 0.2-0.45 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Sep. Sand, limestone. Consolidated sand dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gingin, Joondalup, Perth, Wanneroo.

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

Leaves flat, 170-400 mm long, 4-7 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 320-500 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 18-22 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 7.5-8 mm long; pedicels present, 1-1.5 mm long; flowers 10-15 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 4-8 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 0.5-0.7 mm long; anther 3-3.5 mm long, without an appendage. Style 6-10 mm long. Flowers in August or September. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).