Conospermum huegelii Endl.
Slender Smokebush

Reference
Stirp.Herb.Huegel. 19 (1838)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status
Current

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

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 2 August 1995
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 30-200 mm long, 0.5-1.5 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).

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

Distribution

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.