Poranthera corymbosa Brongn.

Clustered Poranthera

Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 29: 385 (1833) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub 20–100 cm high, glabrous; branches few, each terminating in an inflorescence. Leaves linear to narrow-lanceolate, mostly 3–5 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, acute, margins recurved to revolute, glabrous; petiole to c. 1 mm long; stipules entire, membranous. Inflorescences 8–15 cm across; rachis elongating after anthesis; bracts ovate-lanceolate, c. 1.5 mm long. Sepals usually 5, obovate, 1.5–2.5 mm long. Male flowers with 5 stamens, filaments free; female flowers with 3 deeply 2-partite styles. Capsule 2.5–3 mm diam., 3–6-lobed; seeds 6, c. 1 mm long, tuberculate, whitish. Flowers mostly Sep.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GGr, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria only from the northern Grampians, the Pyrete and Brisbane Ranges, and far East Gippsland in the vicinity of Genoa. Grows in open-forests and woodlands, favouring dry stony slopes in the west and poor sandy soils in the east. Often conspicuous following bushfires.

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: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-30
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
genus Poranthera
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Poranthera corymbosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Poranthera corymbosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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