Common name: Erect Mallee Bluebush
Maireana pentatropis (Tate) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia pentatropis Tate APNI*
Kochia decipiens Gauba APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 1.5 m high with densely hairy branches.
Leaves semiterete, to 10 mm long, glabrous, succulent.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous except for the perianth lobes; tube turbinate to 4 mm high, with 3–5 vertical fan-shaped wings usually restricted to the lower half of the tube; horizontal wing to c. 12 mm diam., with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread through drier regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, 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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