Maireana sclerolaenoides (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia sclerolaenoides (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Eriochiton sclerolaenoides (F.Muell.) A.J.Scott APNI*
Description: Decumbent to erect perennial to 30 cm high.
Leaves narrow-oblong to semiterete, to 10 mm long, acute; villous.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth c. 8 mm diam., 5 spine-like wings opposite the perianth lobes, c. 3 mm long; appendages 5, spine-like, erect, c. 3 mm long, lobed or divided.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in drier regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, 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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