Amperea xiphoclada

Common name: 

Broom Spurge

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Heathlands, woodlands and open-forests1

Flower description:

Petals absent1

Habit:

Erect subshrub 20-90 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

There are multiple varieties in this species but only var. xiphoclada is in Victoria. Stems are angular and more or less leafless. Male and female flowers are separate1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria