Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 2:23 (1975).
Synonymy: Kochia oppositifolia F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:134 (1855).
Common name: Heathy bluebush.
Compact shrub to 1 m high, predominantly dioecious; branches finely woolly when young; leaves opposite, sessile, spurred, narrowly ovate, to 4 mm long, obtusely trigonous in cross-section, shortly sericeous to subglabrous.
Fruiting perianth glabrous (except the lobes); tube broadly obconical to convex, 1.5-2 mm diam., thin-walled; wings 5, thin, fan-shaped, prominently veined, spreading unevenly (the smaller 2 suberect), in all c. 7 mm diam.
||Maireana oppositifolia fruits
Image source: fig. 160b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Found on coastal mud-flats.
S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.
Flowering time: Flowers and/ or fruits: Jan. — June.
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