Common name: Pearl Bluebush
Maireana sedifolia (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia sedifolia F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Hemispherical shrub to 1.5 m high, dioecious; branches closely hairy.
Leaves to c. 8 mm long, without a petiole-like base.
Flowers in pairs, normally only one maturing, unisexual. Fruiting perianth straw-coloured or pale brown when dry; tube sparsely hairy, turbinate, to 2 mm high; horizontal wing c. 10 mm diam., glabrous, faintly veined, with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on calcareous soils, frequently on rises.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, 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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