Common name: Swamp Bluebush
Maireana microcarpa (Benth.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia villosa var. microcarpa Benth. APNI*
Kochia microcarpa (Benth.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 50 cm high.
Leaves semiterete to obovate, to 10 mm long, succulent, glabrous.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous; tube hemispherical, pale brown to grey; wing to 8 mm diam., occasionally not fully developed, dark brown, with a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: On low-lying heavy soil that is seasonally shallowly flooded, frequently the only perennial species in the habitat.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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