Common name: Prostrate Cone-bush
Isopogon prostratus McGill. APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub, occasionally ± erect, young shoots and branchlets pubescent.
Leaves 4–10 cm long; ultimate segments 1–2 mm wide, at least ridged on the lower surface at the midrib and margins.
Inflorescences terminal, ± globose. Flowers sessile. Perianth c. 3 mm long, yellow, glabrous except for terminal tuft of long hairs. Fruiting cones ± globose, 12–20 mm diam.
Nuts 2–3 mm long and covered with hairs 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: spring and summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Mostly in heath and dry sclerophyll forest, often in exposed situations; on the tablelands from Newnes Plateau south to the Tuross R. and on the coast from Eden to Nadgee, rare.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.B. Foreman (1995)
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