Poranthera microphylla

Common name: 

Small Poranthera

Family: 

Phyllanthaceae
(alternate family: Euphorbiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (ABCDEFGHJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) all States

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

Wide variety of habitats1

Flower description:

White or greenish and can have red flecks1

Habit:

Ascending annual herb 8-15 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are spoon shaped, margins are flat (not rolled under) and male and female flowers are separate but on the same plant1

Images:
Image of Poranthera microphylla
Image of Poranthera microphylla
Image of Poranthera microphylla Image: Alison Kellow
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