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Beyeria opaca F.Muell.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Beyeria opaca F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Viscid shrub to 1 m high, branchlets yellowish green at first, turning dark grey.

Leaves oblong to cuneate, 1–15 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, margins flat or slightly recurved, thickened, glabrous, paler below.

Flowers on peduncles 1–4 mm long; male flowers 1–3 together, female solitary. Male sepals yellow to brown, 2–3 mm long; female sepals greenish and shorter. Ovary glabrous, viscid.

Capsule ovoid, mostly 5–6 mm long, with a persistent stigma, peduncle 2–5 mm long; mostly 2-seeded, each seed 4–5 mm long, brown with reddish markings.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Found on calcareous red earths in level and dune mallee communities in western regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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