Conospermum longifolium Sm.

Long Leaf Smoke Bush


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Conospermum

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall

Description: 

...has a rigid shrubby stem, sometimes about 3 feet high. Leaves alternate, several inches long, entire, smooth, varying in breadth from a linear to a narrow obovate figure, pointed, tapering down into a footstalk; their margin marked with a fine nerve connected by transverse veins with the main rib. Flower-stalks about the tops of the branches, axillary, long, each bearing a large downy bracteated corymbus of white or blush-coloured flowers... (Exot. Bot.)

See Australian Plant Image Index for photographs.

History: 

Published in Exot. Bot. 2: 45 in 1805.

Also published in Cult. Prot. 95 in 1809.

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