Common name: Small-leaf Bluebush
Maireana brevifolia (R.Br.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia brevifolia R.Br. APNI*
Enchylaena tamariscina (Lindl.) Druce APNI*
Kochia tamariscina (Lindl.) J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Erect, short-lived perennial to c. 1.5 m high with loosely hairy stems.
Leaves scattered, ± semiterete and succulent, to 10 mm long, but frequently very much shorter (especially at fruiting stage), glabrous or almost so.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth 6–8 mm diam., glabrous; wings 5, horizontal, cuneate, 2–3 mm long. Colonizing species on saline soils.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CWS, 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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