Common name: Sand Spurge
Phyllanthus fuernrohrii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Many-stemmed subshrub to 40 cm high, hoary-tomentose.
Leaves broad-obovate or obovate to oblong, 8–29 mm long, 3–10 mm wide, apex obtuse, minutely mucronate; very shortly petiolate.
Male flowers 1 or 2 together on peduncles 2–3 mm long; female flowers on slender peduncles 4–9 mm long, solitary or with male flowers. Male perianth segments 1–1.5 mm long, pubescent with scarious margins; female segments 2 mm long, extending to 3–4 mm in fruit. Stamens 3, filaments free. Ovary pubescent, styles 3, divided to c. midway.
Capsule 3–5 mm wide; seeds c. 1.5 mm long, smooth.
Flowering: most of the year.
Distribution and occurrence: Specimens from NFWP tend to have smaller leaves and larger fruits than usual.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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