Conosperminae

Synaphea petiolaris, from Esperance Wildflowers.

Belongs within: Proteaceae.

The Conosperminae are a group of proteaceous plants found in Australia, primarily in the south-west corner.

Characters (from Flora of Australia): Leaves entire to more or less pinnate. Inflorescence of 1–many short, dense spikes. Flowers weakly or (more commonly) strongly zygomorphic, bisexual; tepal bases connate. One anther and 2 half-anthers abortive; loculi of adjacent anthers cohering in bud. Hypogynous glands absent. Style variously modified but pollen presenter absent. Fruit a nut, often with long hairs. n = 11.

<==Conosperminae
    |--ConospermumB06
    |    |--C. browniiG04
    |    |--C. capitatumGK00
    |    |--C. ericifoliumH87a
    |    |--C. flexuosumGK00
    |    |    |--C. f. ssp. flexuosumGK00
    |    |    `--C. f. ssp. laevigatumGK00
    |    |--C. longifoliumH87a
    |    |    |--C. l. var. longifoliumH87b
    |    |    `--C. l. var. angustifoliumH87b
    |    |--C. stoechadisOS04
    |    |    |--C. s. ssp. stoechadisOS04
    |    |    `--C. s. ssp. sclerophyllumOS04
    |    `--C. taxifoliumC08
    |         |--C. t. var. taxifoliumB96
    |         `--C. t. var. lanceolatumB96
    `--SynapheaB06
         |--S. aephynsaB06
         |--S. damopsisB06
         |--S. decumbensB06
         |--S. endothrixB06
         |--S. favosaGK00
         |--S. interiorisOS04
         |--S. lesueurensisB06
         |--S. oulophaB06
         |--S. panhesyaB06
         |--S. petiolarisSB04
         |--S. quartziticaB06
         |--S. recurvaB06
         |--S. reticulataGK00
         |--S. spinulosaB06
         |    |--S. s. ssp. spinulosaB06
         |    `--S. s. ssp. borealisB06
         `--S. xela Butcher 2006B06

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B96] Baker, R. T. 1896. On the botany of Rylstone and the Goulburn River districts. Part I. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 21 (3): 427–466.

[B06] Butcher, R. 2006. Synaphea xela (Proteaceae: Conosperminae), a new species from the Jurien-Eneabba area of south-west Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89 (3): 123–127.

[C08] Cambage, R. H. 1908. Notes on the native flora of New South Wales. Part VI. Deepwater to Torrington and Emmaville. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33 (1): 45–65, pls 1–2.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 7. Middle and South Ironcap, Digger Rock and Hatter Hill. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 49–62.

[GK00] Gibson, N., & G. J. Keighery. 2000. Flora and vegetation of the Byenup-Muir reserve system, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3 (3): 323–402.

[H87a] Haviland, E. 1887a. Flowering seasons of Australian plants. No. I—List of plants indigenous in the neighbourhood of Sydney, flowering during July. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1049–1051.

[H87b] Haviland, E. 1887b. Flowering seasons of Australian plants. No. II. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1103–1104.

[OS04] Obbens, F. J., & L. W. Sage. 2004. Vegetation and flora of a diverse upland remnant of the Western Australian wheatbelt (Nature Reserve A21064). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (1): 19–28.

[SB04] Sage, L. W., P. A. Blankendaal, A. Moylett & K. Agar. 2004. The occurrence and impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi in the central-western Avon Wheatbelt bioregion of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (1): 15–18.

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