Conospermum ericifolium Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Conospermum ellipticum subsp. ericifolium (Sm.) L.A.S.Johnson & McGill. MS. 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.
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
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)
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