Common name: Rough-seeded Spurge
Euphorbia parvicaruncula D.C.Hassall APNI*
Description: Herbaceous, possibly a short-lived perennial, semisucculent with copious milky latex, erect, to 50 cm high.
Leaves oblanceolate to ovate, entire or slightly toothed; petiole 5–7 mm long; stipules absent.
Cyathia on peduncles to 1 mm long; involucre 1 mm long, glands 4, yellow, ovate and entire, without appendages, the intervening lobes bent inwards. Male flowers arranged in 5 bundles, each with several glabrous stamens.
Capsule c. 4 mm long, 4 mm diam.; seeds to 3 mm long, with blister-like swellings, greyish to light brown with dark brown to purplish spots; caruncle crescentic, yellow to brown.
Flowering: most of the year.
Distribution and occurrence: On hard, crusty duplex soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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