One-Headed Smokebush Conospermum densiflorum subsp. unicephelatum Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009)

Western Australian Threatened Species and Communities Unit (WATSCU)
© The Western Australian, Department of Conservation and Land Management, 2004

4. Term of Plan

This Interim Recovery Plan will operate from June 2004 to May 2009 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. After five years, the need to review this IRP or to replace it with a full Recovery Plan will be determined.

5. References

Bennett E. M. (1995). Conospermum, Flora of Australia. 16: 243-271.

Brown, A., Thomson-Dans, C. and Marchant, N. (Eds). (1998) Western Australias Threatened Flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management. Perth, Western Australia.

Brown, K. and Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland weeds; a practical guide to their management. Environmental Weeds Action Network (Inc), Western Australia.

Department of Conservation and Land Management (1992) Policy Statement No. 44 Wildlife Management Programs. Perth, Western Australia.

Department of Conservation and Land Management (1994) Policy Statement No. 50 Setting Priorities for the Conservation of Western Australias Threatened Flora and Fauna. Perth, Western Australia.

Department of Conservation and Land Management (1995) Policy Statement No. 29 Translocation of Threatened Flora and Fauna. Perth, Western Australia.

IUCN (2000) IUCN red list categories prepared by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, as approved by the 51st meeting of the IUCN Council. Gland, Switzerland.

Patrick, S and Brown, A (2001) Declared Rare and Poorly known flora in the Moora District, Wildlife Management Program No 28.

Sainsbury, R. M. (1991) A Field guide to Smokebushes and Honeysuckles (Conspermum and Lambertia) University of Western Australia Press. Nedlands, Western Australian

Western Australian Herbarium (1998) FloraBase Information on the Western Australian Flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia. http://www.calm.wa.gov.au/science/

6. Taxonomic Description

Bennett E. M. (1995). 12. Conospermum. In: Flora of Australia. Volume 16, Elaeagnaceae : Proteaceae. 1. Vol. 16. (Ed. Australian Biological Resources Study) CSIRO, East Melbourne, 243.

Conospermum densiflorum

Erect, much branched shrub to 1 m tall. Basal leaves filiform,1.2-6.5 cm long, 0.25-0.6 mm wide, ascending curved sparsely velutinous, apex acute. Inflorescence a spike or corymb of spikes, peduncle 17-64 cm long, sparsely velutinous; bracteolate, 5-12 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, blue, glabrous or with scattered, golden hairs; midvein darker, ±raised. Perianth cream or blue, velutinous; tube 3.5-6 mm long; upper tip ovate, 2-3.5 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, with an acute recurved apex; lower lip united for 1-1.5 mm lone narrowly oblong, 2-4 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm wide; 2 outer lobes twisted. Nut 2-2.6 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, orange, velutinous, orange hairs 1-1.25mm long. Occurs from just north of Perth to Jurien Bay, WA. Two subspecies are recognised.

Conospermum densiflorum subsp. densiflorum

Inflorescence terminal spikes. Occurs between Gingin and Moora, W.A.
Flowers September to November.