Maireana scleroptera is native to the Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia.

A prostrate to erect perennial, with a woody base, that can grow to about 30 cm high. The branches are slender and woolly in appearance, with leaves alternate, narrow-oblong to narrow-obovate. The leaf is 5-20 mm long and are silky to almost glabrous. The flowers are paired and densely woolly in appearance.

The genus Maireana is a group of around 57 species of perennial shrubs and herbs in the family Amaranthaceae that are endemic to Australia. The species were formerly classified within the genus Kochia.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Subfamily: Camphorosmoideae
  • Tribe: Camphorosmeae
  • Genus: Maireana
  • Species: M scleroptera
  • Binomial name: Maireana scleroptera