Common name: Rosy Bluebush
Maireana erioclada (Benth.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia erioclada (Benth.) Gauba APNI*
Kochia triptera var. erioclada Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 1 m high with densely hairy branches.
Leaves semiterete to clavate, to 10 mm long, glabrous, succulent.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous; tube narrow, with 5 vertical wings fused to the horizontal wing; horizontal wing c. 12 mm diam., with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on red soils in mallee areas.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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