Maireana schistocarpa Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 1 m high; branches densely tomentose.
Leaves semiterete, fleshy, to 15 mm long, hairy.
Flowers solitary or rarely paired, bisexual. Fruiting perianth soft, straw-coloured when dry; tube c. 2 mm high; horizontal wing 12–15 mm diam., with a radial slit, glabrous or rarely hairy; upper perianth pyramidal, c. 4 mm high.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but not particularly common, usually on stony hills or rises.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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