Ptilotus rigidus Lally

Reference
Nuytsia 19:57-59, Fig. 3 (2009)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Scientific Description

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.

R. Davis, 21 March 2019

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Dundas, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Menzies.