Conospermum distichum R.Br.
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:155 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 August 1995

Bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1(-1.3) m high. Fl. white/white-blue, Aug to Dec. White, grey or yellow sand, sandy gravel. Coastal sand dunes, granite outcrops, sandplains, roadsides.


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

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Recherche, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dumbleyung, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narrogin, Ravensthorpe, Woodanilling.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-85 mm mm long, 0.5-1 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, incurved. Inflorescences leafy, the flowers dispersed singly, cream, grey or blue, glabrous; floral bracts 2.2-3.2 mm long, glabrous. Perianth 6-11 mm long, irregular, hairy; upper lip 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous; lower lip 0.5-1 mm long, hairy. Nut 1.8-2.8 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).