Ptilotus yapukaratja R.W.Davis & T.Hammer
Nuytsia 29:157-159, Fig. 1 (2018)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gascoyne.

IBRA Subregions: Carnegie.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wiluna.

Scientific Description
R. Davis, Wednesday 8 May 2019

Shrubs, stems single, more or less erect, glabrescent, with verticillate hairs. Leaves present, 4-10 mm long, 0.9-1.5 mm wide, glabrescent, with verticillate hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 5.7-6 mm long, coloured, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 4.8-5.3 mm long, coloured, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 13-14 mm long, entire. Inner tepals 12-13 mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 7.7-8 mm long, sigmoid, obliquely fixed to ovary. Seeds 1.9-2.1 mm long, glossy, brown. Distribution: Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Gascoyne.