Ptilotus rigidus Lally
Nuytsia 19:57-59, Fig. 3 (2009)

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

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Dundas, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Menzies.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs, stems several, more or less prostrate or more or less erect, glabrescent, with verticillate hairs. Leaves present, 2-8 mm long, 0.5-3 mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink or magenta, ovoid or hemispherical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 4.2-5 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 4.8-5.5 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 9.5-12.5 mm long, entire. Inner tepals 8.5-11.5 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (6-)7-8.2 mm long, straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Coolgardie, Murchison.