Conospermum teretifolium R.Br. Spider Smokebush
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:155 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 August 1995

Erect, lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-2 m high. Fl. white-cream, Aug to Dec or Jan. Lateritic sand, white/grey sand over granite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Busselton, Capel, Cranbrook, Denmark, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 40-400 mm mm long, 1-2.5 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, erect. Inflorescences without leaves, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters stalked, white or cream, hairy; floral bracts 3-5.5 mm long, hairy. Perianth 16-28 mm long, radially symmetrical, glabrous, glabrous, the lobes 8-17 mm long. Nut 2.5-4 mm long. Flowers in January, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).