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Conospermum ericifolium Sm.
Family Proteaceae
Conospermum ericifolium Sm. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub 50–80 cm high with virgate branches, hoary-tomentose to glabrous.

Leaves ascending to spreading, linear to terete (width:thickness of 1.1:1.8), 0.5–2.5 cm long, < 1 mm wide, glabrous.

Inflorescences paniculate; peduncles ascending, 3–6 cm long. Perianth 6–7 mm long, cream to white.

Nut 2–3 mm long, hairy.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and shrubby woodland, typically in wet coastal on shallow sandy soil on sandstone; chiefly on the coast from Toukley to Port Jackson, also recorded in Nowra-Jervis Bay area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
AVH map***

Intermediates between this species and C. taxifolium are found in areas where they grow together.

Text by D. Mackay
Taxon concept: E.M. Bennett (1995)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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