Plants of
South Australia
Maireana oppositifolia
Chenopodiaceae
Heathy Bluebush
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 3.

Etymology

'Maireana', after the 19th century French botanist, Adolphe Lemaire and oppositifolia from the Latin 'oppositus', meaning standing against or opposed and 'folium', meaning a leaf, referring to the leaves arranged opposite each other.

Distribution and status

Herbarium regions: North Western, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)