Conospermum ephedroides Meisn.
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:70 (1855)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 August 1995

Shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. white-blue-pink, Aug to Oct. Sand, lateritic loam & gravel.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Bruce Rock, Chittering, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Kellerberrin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Quairading, Tammin, Victoria Plains, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, York.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 40-155 mm mm long, 0.5-1 mm mm wide, hairy; lamina terete, entire, incurved. Inflorescences without leaves, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters sessile, white, pink or blue, hairy; floral bracts 2.5-4 mm long, hairy. Perianth 5-9 mm long, irregular, hairy; upper lip 2.5-3.5 mm long, glabrous; lower lip 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Nut 1.5-2 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).