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Ptilotus exiliflorus R.W.Davis

Nuytsia 22:43 (2012)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Annuals, stems several, more or less prostrate, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 5-40 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes green or white, ovoid or cylindrical, clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 3.5-4 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 3.5-3.9(-4) mm long, colourless, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals (3.8-)4-4.5 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals (3.8-)4-4.5 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (0.6-)0.7-0.9 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Seeds 0.7-0.9(-1) mm long, dull, brown. Distribution: South West Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain.

R. Davis, 30 April 2019


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Murchison, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Southern Cross, Tallering.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Chapman Valley, Menzies, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Yalgoo.