Conospermum scaposum Benth.
Fl.Austral. 5:369 (1870)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 August 1995

Erect shrub, 0.2-0.45(-0.75) m high. Fl. blue, Oct to Dec or Jan to Feb. White-grey sand, sandy clay. Low swampy areas, road verges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Coorow, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Victoria Plains, Wickepin, York.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 30-180 mm mm long, 2-6 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire, erect. Inflorescences without leaves, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters stalked, blue, hairy; floral bracts 3-6 mm long, hairy. Perianth 4.5-6 mm long, irregular, hairy; upper lip 2-2.5 mm long, hairy; lower lip 1-1.5 mm long, hairy. Nut 2.1-2.6 mm long. Flowers in January, February, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).