Common name: Grey Bluebush
Maireana radiata (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia radiata Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to c. 30 cm high, dioecious; branches with white to brown hairs.
Leaves erect, narrow-ovate to semiterete, to 5 mm long, succulent, sparsely to densely hairy.
Flowers solitary, unisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous except for upper perianth segments, drying dark brown; tube hemispherical, brittle, c. 1 mm high; horizontal wing 5–6 mm diam., translucent with dark brown veins and a radial slit. Mainly on calcareous soils in mallee areas.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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