Ptilotus wilsonii Benl
Mitt.Bot.Staatssamml.München 11:57-63 (1973)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 9 May 1996

Shrub, ca 0.5 m high. Fl. green-white, Oct. Stony gravelly soils. Rocky hills.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Rudall.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs, stems single, more or less erect, persistently hairy, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, (4-)5-11 mm long, 0.8-1.5 mm wide, persistently hairy, with nodose hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes green or white, ovoid, clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 2.5-3.3 mm long, coloured, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 3.4-4 mm long, coloured, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals 4.9-5.5(-6) mm long, entire. Inner tepals (4.2-)4.5-5.1(-5.7) mm long, glabrous within. Style 1.5-2.1 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Seeds 1.4-1.6 mm long, glossy, brown. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.