Common name: Woolly Bluebush
Maireana lanosa (Lindl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia lanosa Lindl. APNI*
Kochia lanosa var. minor Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to c. 50 cm high.
Leaves elliptic to narrow-obovate, to 20 mm long, hairy.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth sparsely hairy; horizontal wing 7–12 mm diam., with a radial slit; 6 erect appendages alternating with perianth lobes, linear, 3–4 mm long.
Fruiting perianth sparsely hairy; horizontal wing 7–12 mm diam., with a radial slit; 6 erect appendages alternating with perianth lobes, linear, 3–4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but uncommon.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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