Ptilotus clivicola R.W.Davis & T.Hammer
Nuytsia 24:125-127 (2014)

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

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Dandaragan.

Scientific Description
Robert Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Perennial herbs, stems single, more or less prostrate, glabrescent, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, 10-35 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes magenta, ovoid or cylindrical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 5.6-6.2 mm long, coloured, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 6.2-7 mm long, coloured, hairy, not awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Outer tepals 14-16 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 13-15 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 1.5-1.8 mm long, curved, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: South West Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain.