Ptilotus axillaris (Benth.) F.Muell. Mat Mulla Mulla
Pl.North-West.Austral. 7 (1881)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 27 May 2008

Prostrate annual, herb, 0.03-0.12 m high, leaves, ovate-spathulate, 7-110 mm long, leaves 2-45 mm wide; spike ovoid-cylindrical, 15-50 mm long; spike 25-40 mm wide; bract 7.5-9 mm long; bracteole 8.5-10 mm long; tepals 17-20 mm long; fertile stamens 2, staminodes 3; ovary hairy; style curved, 3.8-5 mm long, eccentrically fixed to ovary. Fl. pink-white, Apr to Nov. Red sand. Stony hills, plains, sand dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Cape Range, Chichester, Fortescue, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, McLarty, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Trainor, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Eighty Mile Beach, Ningaloo, Pilbara (nearshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Karratha, Ngaanyatjarraku, Port Hedland, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna.