Common name: Slit-wing Bluebush, Satiny Bluebush
Maireana georgei (Diels) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia georgei Diels APNI*
Description: Hemispherical perennial to 50 cm high, with hairy branches.
Leaves semiterete, to 30 mm long, succulent, sparsely to densely hairy.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous except for the lobes; tube becoming wrinkled on drying, thick-walled, c. 6 mm high; horizontal wing 15–20 mm diam., faintly veined with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in a variety of habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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