Common name: Bottle Bluebush
Maireana excavata (J.M.Black) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia excavata J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Low compact perennial to c. 20 cm high.
Leaves narrow-elliptic, to c. 15 mm long, succulent, covered with tawny hairs.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous; tube more or less inflated, the base expanded, hollow; wing c. 10 mm diam., faintly veined, with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Localized but reasonably common in grassland of the less dry southern regions.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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