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Common name: Nepean Conebush
Isopogon dawsonii R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 1–3 m high with young branchlets hoary.
Leaves 8–12 cm long; undivided part about as long as the divided part, segments 1–3 mm wide, ultimate segments flat, linear and often > 10 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, ± globose. Flowers sessile. Perianth 15–18 mm long, densely covered with silky hairs, creamy-yellowish. Fruiting cones ± globose, 15–18 mm diam.
Nuts 2–3 mm long and covered with hairs 5–6 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandstone; not widespread but common in the Goulburn R. district and surrounding ranges south to Lithgow area, also at Nortons Basin.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.B. Foreman (1995)
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