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Monotaxis macrophylla Benth.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Monotaxis macrophylla Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect herb to c. 25 cm high, slightly branched, glabrous.

Leaves oblong or ovate-oblong, 25–50 mm long, 2–15 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire or shortly toothed, thin.

Flowers yellow, in dense, terminal, shortly stalked clusters; female flowers usually 1–4 mixed with or surrounded by numerous males. Male flowers with 4 sepals c. 1.5 mm long; petals 4, minute; stamens 7 or 8. Female flowers similar in appearance.

Capsule globose, 2–3 mm long. Flowering Aug.


Distribution and occurrence: Rare; isolated on rocky ridges and hillsides.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
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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