Bertya tasmanica variant 'Glabrous ovary' APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading, multistemmed shrub with a pale yellow indumentum.
Leaves narrow-oblong to linear, 8–32 mm long, 1.2–1.6 mm wide; upper surface green to grey-green, sparsely to densely hairy, becoming glabrous with age, scabrous; lower surface white, densely hairy; margins recurved or revolute to midrib concealing lower surface; apex obtuse to acute.
Flowers axillary, solitary or sometimes two together; peduncles 0.7–2 mm long; bracts 5–9, 1.2–3.4 mm long. Male flowers ± sessile, androecium 1.6–3 mm long; stamens 15–55. Female flowers ± sessile; calyx lobes sparsely hairy to glabrous; ovary glabrous; styles shortly united for up to 0.6 mm, limbs 3 or rarely 4, deeply 2–4 lobed.
Capsule 6.4–8 mm long. Seed 4.5–5.2 mm long.
Flowering: most of the year.
Distribution and occurrence: Scatered localities in the Southern Tablelands. ST. Vic.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by D. M. Crayn
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