Pseudanthus orbicularis (Muell.Arg.) Halford & R.J.F.Hend.

Austrobaileya 6: 507 (2003) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Low wiry shrub to c. 50 cm high, densely and divaricately branched, glabrous to minutely scabrous. Leaves rather scattered, ovate to suborbicular, mostly 1.5–4 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex obtuse and often recurved, more or less flat, glabrous; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long. Male flowers with sepals ovate, c. 1 mm long, often reddish, inner ones larger; stamens all half as long as sepals or shorter. Female flowers with sepals c. 2 mm long, acute, reddish; ovary ovoid. Capsule obloid, 3–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; seed 2.5–4 mm long, reddish-brown. Flowers mainly Sep.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, Gold, HSF. Also NSW. Mostly in eastern Victoria but with a western outlier near Bacchus Marsh and pre-1900 collections from Mount Macedon and Bendigo, rare, often on rocky sites.

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 (as Pseudanthus divaricatissimus (Müll.Arg.) Benth.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-02
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pseudanthus orbicularis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pseudanthus orbicularis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales