Ptilotus andersonii R.W.Davis
Nuytsia 25:195-196 (2015)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Tallering.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Yalgoo.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Thursday 21 March 2019

Perennial herbs, stems several, more or less prostrate, persistently hairy, with verticillate hairs. Leaves present, 6-50 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, persistently hairy, with verticillate hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid or hemispherical, solitary or clustered, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 6.5-7 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure midrib. Bracteoles 5.9-6.3 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 8-10 mm long, not entire. Inner tepals 7-9.5 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 2.8-3.1 mm long, curved, obliquely fixed to ovary. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Murchison.