Ptilotus subspinescens R.W.Davis
Nuytsia 16:266-268, Fig. 1 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 25 March 2008

Compact shrub, to 0.8 m high. Gentle rocky slopes, screes and the bases of screes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Hamersley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs, stems single, more or less erect, glabrous. Leaves present or absent, 2-3.5 mm long, 0.4-0.8 mm wide, glabrous; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid or hemispherical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 1.4-1.7 mm long, coloured, glabrous, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 2-2.4 mm long, colourless, glabrous, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals 6.9-7.9 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 6.8-8 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 4-4.5 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Seeds 2-2.2 mm long, glossy, brown. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Pilbara.