Conostephium preissii

Meaning of name: Conostephium comes from the Greek words conos, meaning cone, and stephanos, meaning that which encircles, a crown or wreath. Preissii honours Johann August Ludwig Preiss (1811 – 1883) who collected in Western Australia more than 2,700 species.

Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Waroona.

Description: A shrub to 1.5 metres tall. The pendulous flowers are white with a purple tip. The flowers are produced all year.

Notes: Conostephium preissii differs from Conostephium pendulum in having smaller flowers, being a larger plant and flowering for a longer period.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.