Bertya ingramii T.A.James APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high with a greyish white tomentum, stems ± glabrescent.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 10–35 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, margins recurved, upper surface ± scabrous, lower surface densely tomentose with midrib prominent.
Flowers ± sessile; bracts 6–7, outer bracts 1.5–3 mm long, narrow, thick, densely tomentose; inner bracts c. 2 mm long, broader, thinner-textured and sparsely tomentose to glabrous. Female perianth segments fused below the middle; lobes 2–3 mm long, oblong-ovate, glabrous, often recurved. Ovary densely tomentose; styles 3, deeply trifid.
Capsule c. 10 mm long, with medium to sparse covering of short and longer stellate hairs; seeds c. 6 mm long, reddish brown.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Recorded for Dangar Falls area and Gara R., near Armidale.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.A. Halford & R.J.F. Henderson (2002)
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