Conostylis setigera

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Conostylis setigera
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Conostylis
Species: C. setigera
Binomial name
Conostylis setigera
  • Conostylis aemula Lindl.
  • Conostylis pusilla Endl.

Conostylis setigera, commonly known as bristly cottonhead, is a tufted perennial plant species in the family Haemodoraceae. It is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. Plants grow to between 5 and 36 cm high and produce yellow flowers between August and November in the species native range.[2]

The species was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in 1810 in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae.[1]

Two subspecies are recognised:

  • Conostylis setigera subsp. dasys Hopper
  • Conostylis setigera R.Br. subsp. setigera


  1. ^ a b "Conostylis setigera". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Conostylis setigera". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.