Maireana carnosa

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Maireana carnosa


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Camphorosmoideae
Tribus: Camphorosmeae
Genus: Maireana
Species: Maireana carnosa



Maireana carnosa (Moq.) Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 2(1): 30. (1975)


  • Basionym
    • Echinopsilon carnosus Moq., Prodromus 13(2): 136 (1849)
      • Type: (Australia): In Nova-Hollandia secus Swan-river. Drummond n. 126.
  • Homotypic
    • Chenolea carnosa (Moq.) Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 190. (1870)
    • Bassia carnosa (Moq.) F.Muell., Syst. Census Austral. Pl. 30. (1882)
    • Kochia carnosa (Moq.) R.H.Anderson, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 48: 353 (1923)
  • Heterotypic (ref. APNI & Hassler & Tropicos)
    • Bassia lanuginosa C.T. White, Queensland Agricultural Journal 15: 216. (1921)
      • Type: Sandstone country about twenty-six miles east of the junction of the Mayne and Diamantina Rivers, Western Queensland, Frank Pether.


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Australia: arid Western Australia, N-South Australia, SA, SE-Queensland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Cottony Bluebush
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