Common name: Mountain Bertya
Bertya findlayi F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tall shrub 2–4 m high, branchlets yellowish brown tomentose.
Leaves oblong-linear, 20–70 mm long, mostly 4–8 mm wide, flat, upper surface dark green and glabrous, lower surface paler with a velvety covering of stellate hairs.
Flowers on peduncles 3–5 mm long; bracts 4–7, 2–3 mm long, tomentose to glabrous. Female perianth segments ovate, 3–4 mm long, glabrous; styles deeply 3- or 4-lobed.
Capsule 8–9 mm long, sparsely stellate-hairy to glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Found at higher altitudes, in deep valleys and gullies; rare.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.A. Halford & R.J.F. Henderson (2002)
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