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Family: Amaranthaceae
Ptilotus gaudichaudii

Citation: J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 69:309 (1945).

Synonymy: Trichinium gaudichaudii Steudel, Nora.hot. 2:700 (1841); T. corymbosum Gaudich. Voy. aut. Monde (Bot.) 444 (1826); Hemisteirus psilotrichoides F. Muell., Linnaea 25:435 (1853); P. hemisteirus F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 4:90 (1864), nom. illegit. , Ptilotus gaudichaudii

Common name: Paper fox tail.

Herbs often with a central erect stem and semi-prostrate lateral ones, simple to corymbosely branched, sparsely foliated; basal leaves obovate, petiolate, soon withering, cauline leaves shorter, linear-lanceolate, all mucronate.

Spikes solitary, flowers (10-30) reddish when young, then yellowish-green to golden-yellow, sparingly hairy; bract and bracteoles roundish, yellowish, shining; perianth forming a pseudotube above the disk-like base, hirsute outside; perianth-segments almost free from the base, lanceolate, with broad white, glabrous scarious margins, the dorsal pale-yellow pubescence limited to a median greenish area, inner segments with submarginal crisp hairs at base, turned inwards; stamens very unequal, 1 rarely 2 sterile, united into a ciliate cup; ovary subsessile, slightly hairy at the top, style lateral, stigma scarlet like the anthers.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, EP.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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