Ptilotus lazaridis Benl
Mitt.Bot.Staatssamml.München 4:75-78 (1961)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 8 May 1996

Herb or shrub, to 0.6 m high. Fl. pink/red, Jul or Oct. Clay loam. Floodplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gascoyne, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Western Murchison.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Meekatharra, Murchison.

Scientific Description
Robert Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs or perennial herbs, stems several, more or less erect, glabrous. Leaves present, 3-20 mm long, 0.5-3 mm wide, glabrous; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink or magenta, hemispherical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts (2.8-)3-3.5(-4) mm long, coloured, glabrous, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles (3.8-)4-4.5(-5) mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 12-15(-16) mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 11.5-14.5(-15.5) mm long. Style (8-)8.5-9.2(-9.5) mm long, straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Gascoyne, Murchison.