Conospermum leianthum (Benth.) Diels subsp. leianthum

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

Erect shrub, (0.15-)0.4-1.5 m high. Fl. white/cream, Oct to Nov. White/grey sand. Sandplains, dunes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 9 July 1996
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 40-150 mm long, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, erect, incurved or sigmoid. Inflorescences leafy, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters stalked, white or purple, hairy; floral bracts 2.5-3.5 mm long, hairy. Perianth 5-8.3 mm long, irregular, hairy; upper lip 2.5-4.2 mm long, glabrous; lower lip 1.5-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Nut 1.5-2 mm long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Recherche, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas, Esperance, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.