Ptilotus procumbens Benl
Nuytsia 4:263-267 (1983)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 9 May 1996

Spreading procumbent annual, herb, ca 0.1 m high. Fl. pink-white, Nov. Red clay.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Mount Magnet, Sandstone.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Perennial herbs or annuals, stems several, more or less prostrate, glabrescent, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 9-65 mm long, 2-8 mm wide, glabrescent, with nodose hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid or cylindrical, clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts (3.5-)3.8-4.3 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles (3.7-)3.8-4.2 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals 4-4.5(-5) mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 3.8-4(-4.5) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 0.4 mm long, curved or straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Seeds 1-1.2 mm long, dull, brown. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Coolgardie, Murchison.