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Ptilotus procumbens Benl

Nuytsia 4:263-267 (1983)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading procumbent annual, herb, ca 0.1 m high. Fl. pink-white, Nov. Red clay.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 9 May 1996

Scientific Description

Perennial herbs or annuals, stems several, more or less prostrate, glabrescent, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 9-65 mm long, 2-8 mm wide, glabrescent, with nodose hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid or cylindrical, clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts (3.5-)3.8-4.3 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles (3.7-)3.8-4.2 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals 4-4.5(-5) mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 3.8-4(-4.5) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 0.4 mm long, curved or straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Seeds 1-1.2 mm long, dull, brown. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Coolgardie, Murchison.

R. Davis, 30 April 2019


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Cue, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Mount Magnet, Sandstone.