Common name: Rabbit Tails
Ptilotus seminudus J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Perennial herb to c. 30 cm high; stems hairy, especially when young.
Leaves both as a basal rosette and cauline, 2–5 cm long, slightly hairy when young.
Inflorescence globose or ovoid, c. 3 cm diam., greenish. Bracts acute, hairy. Perianth segments acute, 12–15 mm long, glabrous at the base, long-hairy above, inner surface mostly glabrous with some woolly hairs at the base. Stamens 2, staminodes 3. Ovary sessile, sparsely pubescent at top.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, in mallee country on red earth soils.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, SFWP, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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