Common name: Black Cotton Bush
Maireana decalvans (Gand.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia tomentosa var. tenuifolia (Benth.) J.M.Black APNI*
Kochia villosa var. tenuifolia Benth. APNI*
Enchylaena decalvans Gand. APNI*
Maireana decalvens APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading perennial to 50 cm high.
Leaves ± terete, to 10 mm long, usually glabrous.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous, usually drying dark brown to black; horizontal wing c. 8 mm diam., with fine pale brown veins, with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread colonizing species.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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