Ricinocarpos pinifolius Desf.

Wedding Bush

Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 459, t. 22 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub 1–3 m high, more or less glabrous. Leaves linear, mostly 1–4 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex blunt or mucronate, base tapering into petiole, margins recurved to revolute, lower surface hairy but usually obscured by margins; petiole to c. 3 mm long. Flowers in terminal clusters usually consisting of 1 female with 3–6 males (then females usually flowering first), or all males; peduncle 10–20 mm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long, teeth triangular, about as long as tube, hairy inside; petals ovate, 10–15 mm long, white. Capsule subglobose, c. 12 mm diam., densely muricate; seed obloid, 6–10 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, smooth, mottled. Flowers mostly winter and spring.

DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HSF, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Also NT, Qld, NSW, Tas. Apart from an isolated occurrence near Chapple Vale, and a few dubious old records from central and west Victoria, scattered and often locally common on coastal and near-coastal heaths east of Port Phillip Bay.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Euphorbiaceae
genus Ricinocarpos
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Ricinocarpos pinifolius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ricinocarpos pinifolius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory