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Pseudanthus ovalifolius F.Muell.
Family Picrodendraceae
Pseudanthus ovalifolius F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Straggling to compact shrub, to 30 cm high.

Leaves elliptical to oblong elliptical, mostly 2–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex obtuse, sometimes recurved.

Male perianth segments to c. 2.5 mm long, whitish, narrowly oblong to oblong or narrowly obovate..

Fruits sessile; perianth persistent, enclosing c. the lower half of the capsule. capsule ovoid, 3.5–4 mm long.


Flowering: Spring–Summer.

Distribution and occurrence: N.S.W. (SC), Vic., Tas.

Occurs in rocky situations.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
AVH map***

In New South Wales, only known from near Eden. Pseudanthus was formerly placed in Euphorbiaceae.

Text by T.A. James & G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1 (1990); updated by Peter G. Wilson, December 2009.
Taxon concept: D.A. Halford & R.J.F. Henderson, Austrobaileya 6(3) (2003)


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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