Beyeria lanceolata Halford & R.J.F.Hend.

Austrobaileya 7: 582 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub 3–4 m high. Leaves lanceolate, 55–120 mm long, 6–18 mm wide, acute at apex, margins flat or slightly recurved, glabrous, upper surface dark green, often viscid, lower surface pale green to whitish; petiole 3–6 mm long. Male flowers solitary or up to 4 in a cluster on a viscid peduncle to c. 4 mm long; pedicels 7–9 mm long; bracts linear to narrow-ovate, to c. 3 mm long, green; sepals ovate, 3–4 mm long, viscid. Female flowers solitary on peduncle to c. 4 mm long; pedicel 6–10 mm long (to c. 15 mm in fruit); sepals ovate 2.5–3.5 mm long, whitish; ovary glabrous, stigma c. 2 mm wide, sessile, cap-shaped, persistent in fruit. Capsule subglobose, 10–12 mm long, glabrous, viscid; seeds usually 3, obloid, c. 6 mm long, dark brown or mottled brown and grey. Flowers mostly Dec.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, MonT. Also NSW. Apart from an isolated occurrence in the Dandenong Ranges, confined in Victoria to East Gippsland where usually found in gullies, often in rocky situations.

Except for an old collection from near Point Nepean, Victorian records of Beyeria viscosa are referable to B. lanceolata.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-08-07
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-03-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Euphorbiaceae
genus Beyeria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Beyeria lanceolata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Beyeria lanceolata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales