Ptilotus drummondii (Moq.) F.Muell. Narrowleaf Mulla Mulla
Fragm. 6:229 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 31 August 1999

Perennial, herb, 0.05-0.8 m high. Fl. white-cream-pink, Mar or May or Jul to Dec. Sand, clay, loam, gravel. Low ridges, undulating plains, river slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Jarrah Forest, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Fortescue, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Mardabilla, McLarty, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Tallering, Trainor, Warren, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Ashburton, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Cockburn, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cue, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Gingin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha, Kellerberrin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Mandurah, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Mundaring, Murchison, Murray, Narrogin, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northam, Northampton, Perenjori, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Tammin, Three Springs, Toodyay, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, Westonia, Williams, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs or perennial herbs, stems several, more or less prostrate or more or less erect, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 8-35 mm long, 1-4(-5) mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts (4.3-)4.6-5.5(-6.5) mm long, coloured or colourless, glabrous, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles (3.5-)4-5(-6.5) mm long, colourless, glabrous, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 8-9.6(-13) mm long, entire or not entire. Inner tepals 7.6-9.1(-12.5) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (1.7-)2-2.7 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Distribution: South West, Northern and Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Whealtbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren, Mallee, Esperance Sandplains, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gascoyne, Gibbson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara, Yalgoo, Ord Victoria Plains.