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Bertya sp. Chambigne NR (M. Fatemi 24)
Family Euphorbiaceae
Bertya sp. Chambigne NR (M. Fatemi 24) APNI*

Description: Monoecious shrub to 2 (rarely 3) m high; branchlets are terete, clothed with variably dense, stalked stellate hairs.

Leaves linear, 15–30 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, margins revolute, upper surface with a few weak hairs, scabrous; lower surface with dense white stellate hairs.

Flowers ± sessile. Male flowers with 5 glabrous perianth segments. Female flowers with 5 glabrous, revolute perianth segmentsgreen. Ovary sparsely covered with stellate hairs; style initially columnar, splitting into 3 long spreading red branches 3–3.5 mm long.

Capsules 9 mm long, 4.5 mm wide, sparsely hairy; seeds ovoid, c. 7.5 mm long; caruncle yellowish .


Illustration
C. Wardrop

Distribution and occurrence: From north of Grafton south to the vicinity of Coutts Crossing.

Dry rocky exposed cliff edges and the foot of cliff lines in shrubby sclerophyll vegetation adjacent to eucalypt-dominated communities.
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: M. Fatemi. Text adapted from DECCW endangered species listing.


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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