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Maireana sedifolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Camphorosmoideae
Genus: Maireana

Maireana is a genus of around 57 species of perennial shrubs and herbs in the family Amaranthaceae which are endemic to Australia. Species in this genus were formerly classified within the genus Kochia. The genus was described in 1840 by the botanist, Moquin-Tandon and named to honour the 19th century French botanist, Charles Antoine Lemaire.[2][3][4][5]

The type species is Maireana tomentosa.[1]

Species include:[6]


  1. ^ a b "APNI Maireana Moq". Australian Plant Name Index. IBIS database. Centre for Biodiversity. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Moquin-Tandon, Alfred. Chenopodearum monographica enumeratio. (1840)
  3. ^ Fournier, Eugene, Rapport sur l'herbier de M. le Docteur E. Cosson. (1867) [1]
  4. ^ Elliot, Rodger W.; Jones, David L.; Blake, Trevor (1993). Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation: Volume 6 - K-M. Port Melbourne: Lothian Press. p. 279. ISBN 0-85091-589-9.
  5. ^ "FloraBase Maireana". the Western Australian flora. Western Australian Herbarium, Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Maireana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-01-09.