Common name: Satiny Bluebush
Maireana turbinata Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial shrub to 60 cm high; branches closely hairy.
Leaves semiterete, to 10 mm long, succulent, sparsely to moderately hairy.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth golden-brown on drying, glabrous; tube turbinate, smooth and glossy; wing ± horizontal, 15–20 mm diam., faintly veined, without a radial slit.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, usually on red soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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