Common name: Woolly Bluebush
Maireana eriantha (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia eriantha F.Muell. APNI*
Kochia concava Ising APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 50 cm high, dioecious.
Leaves linear, fleshy, to 30 mm long, ± triangular in cross section, densely hairy.
Flowers solitary or paired, unisexual. Fruiting perianth to c. 10 mm diam., wing irregularly divided into 5 lobes, the lobes opposite the perianth lobes. Uncommon, usually on poor soils.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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