Common name: Crown Fissure-weed
Maireana coronata (J.M.Black) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia coronata J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial to 15 cm high.
Leaves linear, to 20 mm long, silky.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth like an inverted `mortar-board' hat with an erect cup-shaped appendage to 2.5 mm high and a flat base ± continuous with the wing, c. 4 mm diam., silky.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in various habitats in the drier regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
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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