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Bertya cunninghamii Planch.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Bertya cunninghamii Planch. APNI*

Description: Shrub 1.5–3 m high, ± glabrous, branches slender, ± viscid.

Leaves narrow-linear, 10–20 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, tapering at base, margins strongly revolute.

Flowers small; peduncles 1–2 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. 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: Widespread inland in eastern Australia. ST, CWS, NWP, SWP; Qld; Vic.

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

Gooma bush, wallaby bush.

Text by T. A. James, G. J. Harden and D. M Crayn
Taxon concept: D. A. Halford and R. J. F. Henderson (2002)

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Bertya cunninghamii subsp. cunninghamii,    Bertya cunninghamii subsp. pubiramula,    Bertya cunninghamii subsp. rupicola


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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