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): Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Menzies, Northampton.

Scientific Description
Robert Davis, Thursday 22 December 2016

Erect, perennial herbs, 4-15 cm high. Stems with sparse nodose hairs. Basal leaves oblanceolate, 20-40 mm long, 2-6 mm wide, glabrous or with sparse nodose hairs. Cauline leaves alternate, oblanceolate, 4-20 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, glabrous or with sparse nodose hairs. Inflorescences terminal, solitary, green or yellow, ovoid or cylindrical, 12-48 mm long, 10-15 mm diam., with short nodose hairs, apex glabrous. Bracts light brown, ovate 3.2-6 mm long, with sparse nodose hairs. Bracteoles translucent, ovate, 3-5 mm long, with sparse nodose hairs, mostly along mid-rib. Outer tepals 6.7-7.6 mm long, with short nodose hairs, apex glabrous, hairs not exceeding apex; inner tepals 6.2-7.2 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Staminal cup 1.2-2 mm long, glabrous; fertile stamens 2; staminodes 3 ovary glabrous; style sigmoid, obliquely fixed to ovary, 4.5-5 mm long.