Ptilotus luteolus (Benl & H.Eichler) R.W.Davis
Nuytsia 19:311-312 (2009)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Eastern Murchison, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnarvon, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Shrubs or perennial herbs, stems single, more or less erect, persistently hairy, with dendritic hairs. Leaves present, (7-)8-30(-35) mm long, (4-)5-15(-18) mm wide, persistently hairy, with dendritic hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes yellow, ovoid or cylindrical, clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 3-3.2(-3.4) mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 3.8-4 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 6.2-7(-7.6) mm long, entire. Inner tepals 6.2-7(-7.6) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (2.8-)2.9-3 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Seeds 1.5-1.7 mm long, glossy, black. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Gascoyne, Murchison.