Ptilotus fasciculatus W.Fitzg.
J. Bot. 50:128 (1912)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Perennial, herb, with linear leaves. Fl. pink.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Geraldton Hills, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Kulin, Quairading.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Perennial herbs, stems several, more or less prostrate, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 3-10 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink or magenta, ovoid, hemispherical or spherical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 4.5-4.8 mm long, coloured, glabrous or hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 4.9-5.7 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 13-14.8 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 12-14.2 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 5.3 mm long, curved or straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: South West Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Avon Whealtbelt, Mallee.