Bertya mollissima Blakely APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, entire plant with soft, medium to dense tomentum, young growth and flower buds golden-tomentose.
Leaves oblong, 5–20 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, margins flat to recurved, upper surface dark green, lower surface paler, midrib prominent.
Flowers shortly pedunculate. Male flowers with 5 small tomentose bracts, 2 outer ones narrower than the 3 inner ones. Female flowers with 2 or 4 bracts; perianth segments united below the middle into a cup; styles bifid or trifid.
Capsule c. 8 mm long, hairy.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Found on rocky slopes, chiefly in the Warrumbungle Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ?NT, NWS, CWS
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.A. Halford & R.J.F. Henderson (2002)
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