Fragm. 8: 141 (1874) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Erect or spreading shrub to c. 2 m high; branchlets yellowish-tomentose, becoming glabrous but remaining minutely tuberculate from the persistent hair bases. Leaves narrowly oblong to narrowly obovate, mostly 2–5 cm long, 4–9 mm wide, apex obtuse to truncate, base tapering into petiole, margins recurved, upper surface dark green and glabrous, lower surface white with a velvety covering of stellate hairs; petiole 1.5–3.5 mm long. Flowers solitary, rarely in 2s or 3s on peduncles 3–6 mm long; bracts 4 or 5, 1.8–2.7 mm long, glabrous or tomentose along abaxial midline. Male flowers sessile; perianth segments ovate, 3.5–4.6 mm long, glabrous. Female flowers sessile; perianth segments narrowly ovate to narrowly triangular, 4.2–4.6 mm long, glabrous; styles deeply 3- or 4-lobed. Capsule ovoid, 7.5–9.3 mm long, glabrous to sparsely stellate-hairy. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
HNF. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria, known only from moist forest and streamsides in the Corryong area.
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|