Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 2:25 (1975).
Synonymy: Kochia lobiflora F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:184 (1870).
Common name: Lobed bluebush.
Decumbent perennial herb with a woody rootstock to small shrub to 0.5 m high; branches shortly woolly; leaves alternate, linear to very narrowly elliptic, 7-15 rarely to 25 mm long.
Flowers solitary, bisexual.
Fruiting perianth leathery to crustaceous, woolly; tube slightly convex; wing horizontal, of 5 spathulate to fan-shaped lobes, in all to 10 mm diam.; upper perianth with 4 + 2 erect processes, alternating with the perianth lobes (the contiguous pair placed either side of the radicular slit), processes narrow-spathulate to clavate, to 4 mm long, frequently expanded or lacerate at the apex or deeply 2-lobed.
||Maireana lobiflora fruit
Image source: fig. 159r in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham, et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 270).
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Flowers find/or fruits: probably all months.
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