Phyllanthus gunnii

Common name: 

Shrubby Spurge


(alternate family: Euphorbiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CNPSTWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Sheltered gullies along creeks and river banks near the coast1

Flower description:

White, yellow or green1


Shrub to 2.5 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Plants are more than 1 m high, leaves are 4-20 mm wide and male and female flowers are separate on the same plant1

Image of Phyllanthus gunnii
Image of Phyllanthus gunnii
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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