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Poranthera corymbosa Brongn.
Family Phyllanthaceae
Poranthera corymbosa Brongn. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 80 cm high, glabrous, with few branches each terminating in an inflorescence.

Leaves crowded on lower stem, more distant on upper stem; lamina linear to narrow-ovate, mostly 3–5(-9) cm long, (0.3-)1–6 mm wide, margins recurved to ± revolute; sessile; stipules entire.

Corymbs many-flowered, 8–15 c. across., peduncles up to 10 cm long. Flowers 2–3 mm diam.

Capsule c. 3 mm diam.


Flowering: spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: South-eastern Australia, from SE Qld to East Gippsland, Victoria.

Widespread in open forest, mostly in sandy soils of low fertility.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden, edited C. Herscovitch Jul 2007, per Halford & Henderson, Austrobaileya 7(1):1-27 (2005)
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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