Pityrodia loricata (F.Muell.) E.Pritz.
Bot.Jahrb.Syst. 35:516 (1904)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 9 December 1996

Much-branched shrub, 0.3-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. pink-white, May to Nov. Red or yellow sand. Sand dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert.

IBRA Subregions: Central, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Shield, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales present. Leaves 9-24 mm long, 1.5-7 mm wide, opposite, entire, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 2-3. mm long Pedicel absent (flowers sessile). Calyx with five lobes, 1.5-4 mm long, not accrescent, not bullate. Corolla white or cream or red or pink, 6-12 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat present, not viscid, with four stamens, style 4-14 mm long, filament 1.2-4.3 mm long, anthers 0.8-1 mm long. Appendage present. Flowering time May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Little Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Murchison or Coolgardie.