Conospermum huegelii Endl. Slender Smokebush
Stirp.Herb.Huegel. 19 (1838)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 August 1995

Clumped, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. blue-cream, Jul to Oct. Sandy gravelly soils. Swampy areas, granite outcrops.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Beverley, Canning, Chittering, Dardanup, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Murray, Perth, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wandering, York.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 30-200 mm mm long, 0.5-1.5 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete or flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, incurved. Inflorescences without leaves, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters stalked, cream or blue, hairy; floral bracts 2.7-5 mm long, hairy. Perianth 5.5-10.5 mm long, irregular, glabrous; upper lip 2.5-4 mm long, glabrous; lower lip 0.6-1.5 mm long, glabrous. Nut 2-3 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).