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Ptilotus extenuatus Benl
Family Amaranthaceae
Ptilotus extenuatus Benl APNI*

Description: Erect perennial with woody rootstock, stems to 30 cm high, becoming decumbent, tomentose, glabrous with age.

Leaves linear to ovate to lanceolate, mucronate, to 12 mm long, to 3.5 mm wide, sparsely tomentose.

Inflorescence to 12 cm long, terminal. Bracts ovate to circular, apex attenuate, hairy at the base and along the midrib. Perianth segments acute with the very apex truncate, 9.5–11 mm long; outer surface hairy on lower two-thirds, apex glabrous, inner surface mostly glabrous. Stamens 3, staminodes 2. Ovary stalked, pubescent, densely so at apex. Apparently rare.

Distribution and occurrence: Apparently rare.
NSW subdivisions: SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct
AVH map***

This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

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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