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Ptilotus spathulatus (R.Br.) Poir. f. spathulatus Family Amaranthaceae
Ptilotus spathulatus f. spathulatus (R.Br.) Poir. APNI*

Description: Prostrate perennial; stems 5–20 cm long, sparsely hairy.

Basal leaves spathulate, 2–5 cm long, to 1 cm wide, glabrous; cauline leaves smaller.

Inflorescence cylindrical, 3–7 cm long, 2–2.5 cm diam., terminal, greenish. Bracts ovate to lanceolate, sparsely hairy. Perianth 10–14 mm long; outer surface long-hairy, greenish with yellow apices; inner surface woolly below, glabrous above. Stamens 3, staminodes 2, filaments half the length of perianth segments. Ovary stalked, hairy at summit; style less than half the length of the perianth segments.


Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, but widespread in winter rainfall zone.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***


The single forma in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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