Isopogon ceratophyllus

Common Name:

Horny Conebush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory (BCDEHJKNPST) also SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Dry heaths and heathy understories 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 2


Prickly shrub to 1 m 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are rigid and spikey and divided into many lobes. Flowers are tubular with curled lobes in a dense flower head 1


Image: David Meagher
Image: Freya Thomas
Image: David Meagher

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria