Common name: Chariot Wheels
Maireana cheelii (R.H.Anderson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia cheelii R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 20 cm high.
Leaves semiterete, fleshy, to c. 6 mm long, glabrous.
Flowers solitary or paired, bisexual. Fruiting perianth stiff, 5–6 mm diam., wings 5, to 2.5 mm long; radicular ridge visible on tube.
Fruiting perianth stiff, 5–6 mm diam., cottony above, wings 5, fan-shaped, cartilaginous; radicular ridge visible on tube.cottony
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, usually on heavier soils with Atriplex vesicaria.
NSW subdivisions: SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
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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