Ptilotus pyramidatus (Moq.) F.Muell., 1868:230

Pyramid mulla-mulla



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Trichinium pyramidatum Moq., 1849:288; Ptilotus christineae R.W.Davis & Tauss, 2011:98


Conservation Status

Last record: 160+ years ago

Rediscovered in 16 October 2010



Greater Brixton Street Wetlands, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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Davis, Robert W. and Tauss, Catherine. (2011). A new and rare species of Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae) from a suburban wetland of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia. Nuytsia 21(3): 97-102.

Hearn, Roger W., Meissner, Rachel, Brown, Andrew P., Macfarlane, Terry D. and Annels, Tony R. (2006). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Warren Region. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 40. Jointly published by Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage (Canberra) & Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management (Bentley DC). x + 305 pp.

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Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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