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Ptilotus andersonii R.W.Davis

Nuytsia 25:195-196 (2015)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Perennial herbs, stems several, more or less prostrate, persistently hairy, with verticillate hairs. Leaves present, 6-50 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, persistently hairy, with verticillate hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid or hemispherical, solitary or clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 6.5-7 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 5.9-6.3 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 8-10 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 7-9.5 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 2.8-3.1 mm long, curved, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Murchison.

R. Davis, 30 April 2019


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