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Common name: Long Leaf Smoke Bush
Conospermum longifolium Sm. APNI*
Description: Undershrub or shrub to 2 m high, finely hairy.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 10–25 cm long, 1–30 mm wide, glabrous, secondary and intramarginal veins distinct, except on subsp. angustifolium.
Inflorescences paniculate, usually 1–4, subterminal; peduncles 10–40 cm long, mostly much longer than the leaves; floral bracts bluish. Perianth mostly c. 8 mm long, cream to white; limb noticeably shorter than the perianth tube.
Nut 2–3 mm long, hairy.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland and heath on sandy soils, commonly on stony ridges or slopes, on the coast and adjacent ranges, from Newcastle to Ulladulla.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, CWS
Text by D. Mackay
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves narrow-lanceolate, >8 mm wide; peduncles 20–40 cm long, 1 or 2 in subterminal positions||subsp. longifolium|
|Leaves narrow-lanceolate to linear, <8 mm wide; peduncles 8–30 cm long, usually 2–4 in upper axils||2|
|2||Broadest leaves 4–8 mm wide; peduncles usually 15–30 cm long||subsp. mediale|
|Broadest leaves 1–4 mm wide; peduncles usually 8–20 cm long|
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