Ptilotus chrysocomus R.W.Davis
Nuytsia 15:221-224,Fig.1 (2004)

Conservation Code: Priority One
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 5 August 2008

Compact, perenial, woody shrub, to 1 m high, leaves bunched at shoots, oblanceolate, 3-10 mm long, 0.5-1 mm long; spikes yellow, ovoid-orbicular, 6-12 mm long, 6-10 mm wide; bracts 0.8-1 mm long; bracteoles 1.8-2.2 mm long; tepals 3.4-4 mm long; 5 fertile stamens; ovary glabrous, style 1.4-1.8 mm long, sigmoid, centrally fixed to ovary. Fl. yellow, Aug to Sep. Brown sandy clays. Bases of breakaways, rocky scree slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Carnegie, Eastern Murchison, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wiluna.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs, stems single, more or less erect, glabrous. Leaves present, 3-10 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, glabrous; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves opposite or alternate. Spikes yellow or orange, ovoid or spherical, clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 0.8-1 mm long, coloured, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 1.8-2.2 mm long, colourless, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals 3.4-4 mm long, entire. Inner tepals 3.6-4.2 mm long, glabrous within. Style 1.4-1.8 mm long, sigmoid, centrally fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Little Sandy Desert, Murchison.