|Maireana decalvans - Black Cotton Bush in The Pilliga|
Family - Chenopodiaceae
Common name - Black Cotton Bush
Description - An erect or spreading perennial shrub to 1m, but generally smaller. The fruiting structure is a flat, circular 'wing', pale green to pink, drying to black, with one radial slit. Leaves are up to 10mm long and succulent. It is widespread in dry open country.
|Notice the one radial slit in the hairless fruiting perianth|
|Maireana decalvans - Black Cotton Bush|
|Maireana decalvans in its natural habitat in The Pilliga|