Adriana quadripartita

Common name: 

Coast Bitter-bush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (CEPT) also WA, SA

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common along the coast in heathlands and well drained sandy soil1

Flower description:

Male and female flowers born on separate spikes2


Spreading shrub to 2 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The lower surface of the leaves of this species are hair-free and the veins are distinct3

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Image of Adriana quadripartita Image: Will Neal
Image of Adriana quadripartita Image: Will Neal
Conservation status:

Vulnerable in Victoria3


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
3 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria