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Monotaxis linifolia Brongn.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Monotaxis linifolia Brongn. APNI*

Description: Subshrub with thick woody base and numerous, thin, wiry, ascending or diffuse stems, mostly 15–30 cm long, glabrous.

Leaves distant, not numerous; lamina variable, lanceolate to linear and entire or ovate to cuneate and sometimes toothed, 8–18 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex ± acute.

Flowers minute, white, in dense clusters of c. 12 males surrounding a solitary, ± sessile, female flower. Male flowers smaller than females; sepals 4 or 5, petals much shorter than the sepals.

Capsule globose, c. 2.5 mm long.


Flowering: spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, on wet ground on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.A.Halford & 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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