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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Maireana turbinata

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 2:34 (1975).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Divaricately branched shrub 30-60 cm high; branchlets closely woolly; leaves alternate, subterete, 5-7 mm long, more or less appressed-villous, fleshy.

Flowers solitary.

Fruiting perianth glabrous, golden-brown when mature; tube turbinate, attenuate at the solid base, crustaceous, smooth and glossy; wing papery, horizontal, 14-20 mm diam., with no radial slit, very faintly veined; upper perianth flat; style massive, solid and conical, sparsely woolly, included within the perianth.

image of FSA1_Maireana_tur.jpg Maireana turbinata fruit
Image source: fig. 160r in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP.   W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: May — Dec.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: This species hybridises with Enchylaena tomentosa to produce a shrub with fleshy fruits that have a short erect wing.

Author: Not yet available


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