Conostylis serrulata R.Br.
Prodr. 300 (1810)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 20 June 1994

Rhizomatous, robust, tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.1-0.4 m high, inflorescences on short peduncles in leaves. Fl. yellow/cream, Aug to Oct. White, grey or yellow, gravel, laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Cockburn, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kent, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 2 May 2017

Leaves flat, 130-330 mm long, 3.5-6 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0.2-0.5 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base or simple, without any side branches, straight and rigid, lying parallel with the margin; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 30-60 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 9-14 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 5.5-7 mm long; pedicels present, 3-10 mm long; flowers 12-15 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 8-9.5 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 1-1.4 mm long; anther 3.7-4.5 mm long, without an appendage. Style 6-6.5 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.