Ptilotus daphne Lally
Nuytsia 19:54-57, Fig.1 (2009)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert.

IBRA Subregions: Carnegie, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wiluna.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs, stems single, more or less prostrate or more or less erect, persistently hairy or glabrescent, with verticillate or dendritic hairs. Leaves present, 2-5(-5.5) mm long, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, glabrescent, with verticillate hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink or magenta, ovoid or hemispherical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 3-4.5 mm long, coloured or colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 4.8-6 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 15-19 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 14.5-18.5 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (8.5-)9-9.5(-10) mm long, sigmoid, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert.