Common Name

Woolly Bluebush




Shrub or perennial forb to 50cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.4-2cm long, flat, hairy. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves. Fruiting bodies sparsely woolly, horizontal wing with a single radial slit. 5-6 erect projections rising from the upper surface. Extinct NSW. Protected NSW.  One undated (presumably nineteenth century) record in the area covered by the key (from near the Darling River), also nineteenth century records from near Menindee.

Description (page 270) and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 47-17 page 271) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

PlantNET description with line drawing of fruitng body:

NSW Department of Environment & Heritage profile: