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Ptilotus polystachyus
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Scientific classification

Ptilotus alopecuroideus (Lindl.) F.Muell.
Ptilotus alopecuroideus var. rubriflorus J.M.Black
Ptilotus alopecuroideus f. rubriflorus (J.M.Black) Benl
Ptilotus polystachyus f. ruber Benl
Ptilotus polystachyus f. rubriflorus (J.M.Black) Benl
Trichinium alopecuroideum Lindl.
Trichinium alopecuroideum var. rubriflorum J.M.Black
Trichinium candicans Nees
Trichinium conicum Lindl.
Trichinium pallidum Moq.
Trichinium polystachyum Gaudich.
Trichinium preissii Nees

Ptilotus polystachyus (common name - Prince of Wales feather) is a grass-like plant in the Amaranthaceae family.


Ptilotus polystachyus is endemic to Australia and found in all mainland states, with the exception of Victoria.


It was first described in 1829 by Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré as Trichinium polystachyum, but was redescribed in 1868 by Ferdinand von Mueller as belonging to the genus, Ptilotus.

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