Ptilotus caespitulosus F.Muell., 1868:232
Salt lake mulla-mulla
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
"The Fitzgerald’s Mulla-mulla was thought to be extinct until collections made in 1987 that had been misidentified as Ptilotus caespitulosus were correctly identified as Ptilotus fasciculatus in 2000."
Western Australia, Australia
Biology & Ecology
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