Common name: Lobed Bluebush
Maireana lobiflora (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia lobiflora F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Decumbent to erect perennial to 50 cm high.
Leaves linear to narrow-elliptic, to 20 mm long.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth 10 mm diam., wing horizontal, of 5 spathulate to fan-like lobes; radicular ridge visible on tube; appendages 6, erect, narrow-spathulate to clavate, to 4 mm long, entire, lobed or divided.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy soils in low-lying areas.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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