Common name: Fissure Weed
Maireana ciliata (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia ciliata F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial to 15 cm high.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, to 10 mm long, silky.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth covered with silky hairs, ± flat, ± pentagonal with 5 radial ridges on the upper surface terminating in the angles of the pentagon. Uncommon, mainly on calcareous soils.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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