Maireana spongiocarpa (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia spongiocarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial to 30 cm high.
Leaves succulent, terete or fusiform, to 15 mm long, glabrous, dark green.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth glabrous, usually dark brown when dry, with a spongy cup-shaped tube c. 8 mm high; wing simple, horizontal, with a radicular slit, to 15 mm diam., faintly veined, with a vertical decurrent wing extending down the tube below the radial slit. Uncommon, usually on stony ranges.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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