Ptilotus manglesii (Lindl.) F.Muell. Pom Poms
Fragm. 6:230 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 17 December 1999

Prostrate to ascending perennial, herb, 0.05-0.3 m high. Fl. pink, Sep to Dec or Jan. Often on sandy gravelly soils.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Capel, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Collie, Coorow, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Manjimup, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narembeen, Narrogin, Northam, Northampton, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Stirling, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Perennial herbs, stems several, more or less prostrate, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 25 mm long, (42-)47-60(-65) mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink or magenta, ovoid, cylindrical or hemispherical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 8.5-12.5 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 10-15 mm long, coloured or colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals (23-)24-28(-32) mm long, not entire. Inner tepals (22.5-)23.5-27.5(-31.5) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 3.7 mm long, straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: South West Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Whealtbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren, Mallee, Esperance Sandplains.