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Bertya cunninghamii subsp. pubiramula Halford & R.J.F.Hend.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Bertya cunninghamii subsp. pubiramula Halford & R.J.F.Hend. APNI*

Description: Monoecious shrub to 2 m high; branchlets angular, becoming terete with age, sparsely stellate-hairy; hairs sessile or stalked.

Leaves petiolate, petioles up to 0.6 mm long, glabrous; lamina linear, 8–27 mm long, 0.6–0.9 mm wide; upper surface green, glabrous and smooth; lower surface white, densley stellate-hairy; apex rounded to obtuse; base cuneate; margins recurved to midrib concealing lower surface, with a small gland either side of midrib near base of lamina.

Flowers axillary, solitary or two together; peduncles c. 1 mm long; bracts 4–7, 1–1.5 mm long, thick, narrow, unequal. Perianth segments 2–3 mm long; male segments ovate-oblong; female segments ovate to triangular, not enlarging under capsule. Male flowers with androecium 3–4 mm long; stamens 18–34. Female flowers pedicellate; pedicels up to 8 mm long. Ovary glabrous; styles shortly united or almost free, deeply bifid or trifid.

Capsule 6–8 mm long, glabrous.


Flowering: most of the year.

Distribution and occurrence: This subspecies has a disjunct distribution in New South Wales, found near Batemans Bay and Dubbo. SC, CWS; Vic.

Found in Callitris woodland and mallee communities.
NSW subdivisions: ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Gooma bush, wallaby bush.

Text by D. M. Crayn
Taxon concept: D. A. Halford and R. J. F. Henderson (2002)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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