Bertya grampiana Halford & R.J.F.Hend.

Austrobaileya 6: 205 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrub 2–4 m high; branchlets whitish-tomentose, becoming glabrous but tuberculate by persistent hair bases. Leaves linear to narrowly obvate, 19–39 mm long, 2.5–4.5 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, base tapering into petiole, margins recurved, upper surface dark green and glabrous, lower surface paler with a velvety covering of stellate hairs; petiole 0.9–1.5 mm long. Flowers solitary, on peduncles 1–4 mm long; bracts 5–7, 1–3.5 mm long, glabrous to tomentose. Male flowers sessile or with pedicels to 0.5 mm long; perianth segments ovate, 4.5–5 mm long, glabrous. Female flowers with pedicels 0.3–1.1 mm long; perianth segments ovate or narrowly triangular, 2.8–3.2 mm long, glabrous; styles deeply 3- or 4-lobed. Capsule ovoid, 6.5–7.5 mm long, glabrous to sparsely stellate-hairy. Flowers mostly spring and summer.

GGr. Bertya grampiana is confined to the Billywing area of the western Grampians, where it grows in riparian areas.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-08-07
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-29

Halford, D.A. & Henderson, R.J.F. (2002). Studies in Euphorbiaceae A.L.Juss. sens. lat. 3. A revision of Bertya Planch. (Ricinocarpeae Muell. Arg., Bertyinae Muell.Arg.), Austrobaileya 6(2): 187-245.

Hero image
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Euphorbiaceae
genus Bertya
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bertya grampiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bertya grampiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

Distribution map