Maireana aphylla

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Cotton Bush
Maireana aphylla habit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Camphorosmoideae
Genus: Maireana
Species: M. aphylla
Binomial name
Maireana aphylla
(R.Br.) Paul G.Wilson
  • Kochia aphylla R.Br.
  • Kochia sedifolia
  • Kochia villosa var. aphylla (R.Br.) C.Moore & Betche
  • Salsola aphylla (R.Br.) Spreng.

Maireana aphylla, also known as Cotton Bush or Leafless Bluebush, is a leafless (or almost leafless) shrub which is endemic to Australia. It is usually rounded in form and grows to around 1.5 metres in height.

The species occurs in all mainland states and territories apart from the Australian Capital Territory.


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