Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 2:40 (1975).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Divaricately branched shrub to 1 m high; branchlets densely tomentose; leaves slender, terete, fleshy, 4-12 mm long, acute, sparsely appressed-villous with simple hairs.
Flowers solitary (or rarely paired), bisexual, densely tomentose.
Fruiting perianth soft and easily crushed, sparsely pilose except for the wing, straw-coloured when dry; tube broadly turbinate, c. 2 mm high, with a vertical slit opposite the radicle extending half way down; wing more or less horizontal, simple, papery, 12-15 mm diam., very faintly veined, with a single radial slit from whose margins the wing passes down the tube in two membranes one either side of the slit.
||Maireana schistocarpa fruit
Image source: fig 160j 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. 274.
Found on a variety of non-saline habitats such as sanddunes and gibber plains.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, EP. N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: June — Sept.
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