Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
Citation: Smith, Trans. Linn. Soc. 4:213 (1798).
Derivation: Latin conus, a cone; spermum, seed; alluding to the obconical nuts.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Smoke-bushes.
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: Conospermum mitchellii Meissner, of western Vic., has been recorded by J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 263 (1948), from S.Aust.: SE, but no specimens or more detailed documentation have been located; it was presumably based on Bentham's, Fl. Aust. 5:371 (1870), adjacent Glenelg R., Vic., locality. This species still occurs in nearby parts of Vic. in wet heath on the Penola-Dergholm road and is likely to have extended into similar, now cleared, sites in S. Aust. It is distinguishable from Conospermum patens by its longer leaves, larger flowers c. 9 mm long and more floriferous corymbs. Previously used characters of relative lengths of perianth and limb and direction of the leaves break down, the last only in some Grampians, Vic., collections.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia