Ptilotus marduguru Benl
Nuytsia 3:157-161 (1980)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 8 May 1996

Ascending perennial, herb, to 0.7 m high. Fl. green-white-cream, Apr to Jun. Rocky slopes of sandstone hills & gorge.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Great Sandy Desert.

IBRA Subregions: McLarty.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Halls Creek.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs, stems several, more or less erect, persistently hairy, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 25-60 mm long, 18-35 mm wide, persistently hairy, with nodose hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes white, cylindrical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 3.3-3.6 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 3.7-4 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 7.7-8.1 mm long, entire. Inner tepals 7-7.8 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 3.2 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Great Sandy Desert.