Conospermum

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Not to be confused with Comospermum or Comesperma.
Conospermum
Smoke Bush Towlers Track2.jpg
Conospermum ericifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Conospermum
Sm.
Species

52 species; see text.

Conospermum is a genus of 53 species in the family Proteaceae endemic to Australia. They grow as shrubs or small trees and are fairly widespread over the continent. They are not common in horticulture. The name comes from the Greek for "cone" and "seed", with reference to the shape of the nut. Some of the New South Wales species are known as smoke bushes.[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conospermum Sm.". FloraBase. Dept of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia. Retrieved 2013-05-22.