Ptilotus chortophytus (Diels) Schinz
Engler & Prantl, Nat.Pflanzenfam. Ed.2, 16c:57 (1934)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Geraldton Hills.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cue, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Menzies, Northampton.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Perennial herbs, stems several, more or less prostrate, glabrescent, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 4-35 mm long, 1-5 mm wide, glabrous; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes green or yellow, ovoid or cylindrical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 3.2-6 mm long, coloured or colourless, glabrous or hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 3-5 mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 6.7-7.6 mm long, entire or not entire. Inner tepals 6.2-7.2 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (4-)4.5-5 mm long, sigmoid, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: South West and Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Murchison.