Ptilotus R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland: 415. 1810 sec. Townsend (1993)
- =? Dipteranthemum F.Muell. in South Sc. Record. 3: 281. 1883 syn. sec. _ Check Ann. Bot. Syst. [Generic] Australian Plant Sensus. 2006
Ptilotus has been recovered as monophyletic in the current circumscription with the species diversity being the result of a rapid diversification in Australia (Hammer & al. 2015).