Micrantheum hexandrum Hook.f.

Box Micrantheum

London J. Bot. 6: 283 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c. 2 m high, more or less glabrous; branches sometimes pubescent. Leaves oblong or narrow-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, mostly 8–20 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, mucronate, margins flat, glabrous; petiole c. 1 mm long. Male flowers on peduncles c. 8 mm long; female flowers subsessile but peduncles elongating to c. 5 mm in fruit. Male sepals ovate, 1–3 mm long; stamens 6 or 9; female sepals lanceolate-ovate 3–5 mm long; styles persistent. Capsule ovoid to globose, 6–7 mm long, c. 6 mm wide, with 3 divergent lobes at apex; seeds usually 3, obloid, c. 4 mm long, reddish-brown. Flowers mostly Oct.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Scattered through the eastern highlands and ascending to subalpine areas where often found on rocky terrain and in riparian situations (usually larger-leaved in the latter habitats).

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, 2019-10-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
genus Micrantheum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Micrantheum hexandrum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Micrantheum hexandrum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory