Common name: Plains Spurge, Plains Spurge
Euphorbia planiticola D.C.Hassall APNI*
Description: Erect glabrous plants to 30–50 cm high, stems slender, branching dichotomously, usually leafless below.
Leaves linear to narrow-lanceolate, to 50 mm long, 5 mm wide, margins toothed towards apex; petiole to 5 mm long.
Cyathia in uppermost axils and terminal, peduncles to 1 mm long; involucre to 1 mm long; glands 4, ovate, yellow, entire; without appendages.
Capsule ± globose; seeds dark blue-green, deeply pitted-reticulate; caruncle sessile.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: In deeply cracking clay soils on open plains.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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