Maireana appressa Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia appressa Benth. APNI*
Kochia tomentosa F.Muell. APNI*
Kochia tomentosa var. appressa J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 60 cm high; branches loosely white-hairy all over.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, to 10 mm long, densely hairy.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth straw-coloured when dry, glabrous to sparsely hairy; tube with a short, hollow stipe-like base; horizontal wing c. 10 mm diam., with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, frequently grows in saline areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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