Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 2:45 (1975).
Synonymy: Kochia suaedifolia Paul G. Wilson in H. Eichler, Suppl. 122 (1965).
Common name: Lax bluebush.
Weak open spreading dark-bluish-green shrub c. 0.5 m high, glabrous except for axillary tufts of wool; branches slender, striate, glaucous; leaves alternate, well spaced, fleshy, narrowed at the base, those of the fruiting branchlets fusiform and c. 5 mm long, on the main branches slender-terete and up to 25 mm long.
Flowers solitary, bisexual, glabrous, minutely bibracteolate at the base.
Fruiting perianth glabrous, pink when fresh; tube shortly hemispherical, c. 3 mm diam., faintly costate, thin-walled; wing thin, horizontal, simple, with a single radial (radicular) slit, 8-12 mm diam.; upper perianth flat.
||Maireana suaedifolia fruit
Image source: fig 160n in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Found on raised areas around salt lakes.
S.Aust.: NU, GT, EP. W.Aust.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: Nov. — Jan. (few records).
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