Ptilotus daphne Lally

Reference
Nuytsia 19:54-57, Fig.1 (2009)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Scientific Description

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.

R. Davis, 21 March 2019

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert.
IBRA Subregions
Carnegie, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Wiluna.