Conospermum petiolare R.Br.
Prodr. Suppl. 11 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 August 1995

Densely branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. cream-orange-yellow-brown/pink, Oct to Dec or Jan to Mar. White or yellow sand over granite or quartzite, gravel, black peaty sand. Rocky slopes, winter-wet areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 100-360 mm mm long, 3-15 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, erect. Inflorescences leafy, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters sessile, cream, yellow, orange or pink, hairy; floral bracts 6-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 15-30 mm long, irregular, hairy; upper lip 11-23 mm long, hairy; lower lip 10-22 mm long, hairy. Nut 2-2.5 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).