Pseudanthus ovalifolius F.Muell.

Oval-leaf Pseudanthus

Trans. & Proc. Philos. Inst. Victoria 2: 66 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading wiry shrub 15–60 cm high, densely branched, usually glabrous. Leaves usually alternate, oblong-elliptic, mostly 1–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, apex obtuse and often recurved, concave above, glabrous; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long. Male flowers with sepals more or less oblong, c. 2 mm long, whitish; inner 3 stamens nearly as long as sepals, outer ones shorter. Female flowers with a narrow ovary. Capsule obloid, 3–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; seed 3–4 mm long, reddish-brown. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

CVU, GipP, Gold, GGr, LoM, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. Of disjunct occurrence in Victoria, usually found on dry sandy, or shallow, shaley soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Euphorbiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
genus Pseudanthus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pseudanthus ovalifolius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pseudanthus ovalifolius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native

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New South Wales