Beyeria lasiocarpa Müll.Arg.

Wallaby-bush

Linnaea 34: 59 (1865) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub or small tree 2–6 m high. Leaves oblong or ovate to elliptic, mostly 3–8 cm long, 7–20 mm wide, obtuse or emarginate, margins flat or slightly recurved, upper surface dark green, glabrous and often viscid, lower surface whitish-tomentose; petiole to c. 5 mm long. Male flowers 2 or 3 on peduncle to c. 20 mm long; bracts linear, to c. 3 mm long, green; female flowers solitary on peduncles to c. 20 mm long in fruit. Sepals of male and female flowers ovate, 4–5 mm long, white-tomentose; ovary densely bristly-hirsute, stigma 3–4 mm wide, sessile, flattish, slightly raised, persistent in fruit. Capsule subglobose, 8–10 mm long, densely bristly-hirsute; seeds 1–3, ovoid, c. 4 mm long, reddish-brown. Flowers mostly Dec.–Mar.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to East Gippsland where localised but sometimes locally common on sheltered slopes or near streams, usually in rocky situations.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Euphorbiaceae
genus Beyeria
Higher taxa

Victoria

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

State distribution

Distribution map
State
Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria