Conostylis setigera subsp. dasys  |  

Conostylis setigera subsp. dasys

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Boscabel Conostylis is a tufted perennial herb 15-30 cm in height. The distinctive leaves are flat and rough with shaggy white hairs over the entire surface and margins and are coarse to touch. The yellow flowers appear in clusters of 5-10 flowers on stalks that are usually shorter than the leaves. Flowering occurs between October and November with flowers changing to red with age.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Conostylis setigera subsp. dasys

    Changed fire regimes may be a potential threat to the subspecies; but the role of fire in the subspecies ecology is not sufficiently understood (CALM; 2006).