Conostylis breviscapa R.Br.
Prodr. 301 (1810)

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, 0.11-0.33 m high, to 0.3 m wide. Fl. cream-white, Aug to Dec or Jan. White, grey or brown sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Ravensthorpe.

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

Leaves flat, 70-300 mm long, 1-4 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0-0.3 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base, straight and rigid, lying parallel with the margin; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 30-40 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 10-18 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 7-10 mm long; pedicels present, 2-2.5 mm long; flowers 9.5-11 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 4.5-7.5 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 0.5-1 mm long; anther 2-2.8 mm long, without an appendage. Style 4-4.8 mm long. Flowers in January, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.