Adriana tomentosa Gaudich.

Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) I 5: 223 (1825)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading shrub 0.5–2 m high, glabrous or tomentose; stems green to reddish. Leaves alternate, occasionally some opposite, ovate to lanceolate, 2–17 cm long, 0.6–13 cm wide, apex acuminate, acute or obtuse, base cuneate to cordate, margins distantly toothed and undulate, rarely entire, unlobed or 3-lobed (less often 2–5-lobed), upper surface dark green, tomentose or glabrous, lower surface paler, glabrous to tomentose; petiole 0.3–7.5 cm long. Male spikes 5–34 cm long; female spikes 0.8–7 cm long. Male flowers with sepals 3–6 mm long. Female flowers with sepals 3–8, 2.5–12 mm long.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, Wim.

2 varieties, both in Victoria.

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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Adriana tomentosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Adriana tomentosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory