Albany cone bush is a small shrub 15 to 30 cm high and a similar width across, with very short stems. It has entire, sword-like leaves with a curved apex. Young leaves are hooked (uncinate) and topped with small points, while mature leaves are petiolate and up to 30 cm long. Flower heads are aggregated. Cone scales are lanceolate and villous, the outer scales broad and inner ones narrow. Small yellow flowers are produced in early November (Brown, 1830; Sainsbury, 1987 cited in Phillimore & Brown 2001).The Albany cone bush is difficult to identify without close examination. In particular, its leaves are very similar in shape to Conospermum capitatum (Phillimore & Brown 2001).
Albany Cone Bush |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Isopogon uncinatus
Fire To frequent suspected High frequency fires during key points in the life cycle may kill burning current the Albany cone bush.