Bertya cunninghamii subsp. pubiramula Halford & R.J.F.Hend.

Austrobaileya 6: 198 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub 1.5–2 m high; branches slender, more or less viscid, sparsely stellate-pubescent. Leaves c. erect, narrow-linear, mostly 1–2 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, resinous and sticky, apex recurved and more or less obtuse, base tapering into petiole, margins revolute, both surfaces glabrous; petiole to c. 1 mm long. Flowers on peduncles 0–2 mm long; bracts usually c. 4, 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous. Male perianth segments ovate-oblong, c. 2 mm long, glabrous. Female perianth segments ovate to triangular, c. 2 mm long, not enlarging in fruit, glabrous; ovary glabrous, styles almost free, deeply 2- or 3-lobed. Capsule narrow-ovoid, 6–8 mm long, glabrous. Flowers most of year.

EGU, HSF. Also NSW. In Victoria rare and apparently confined to catchments of the Mitchell, Snowy and Wellington Rivers, usually among rocks in riparian scrub or on bluffs overlooking rivers. A record from near Underbool in the north-west requires confirmation given its disjunction and difference in environment to confirmed parts of its range.

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 (as Bertya cunninghamii Planch.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-29
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bertya cunninghamii subsp. pubiramula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bertya cunninghamii subsp. pubiramula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales