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 soil 1

Flower Description:

Male and female flowers born on separate spikes 2


Spreading shrub to 2 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The lower surface of the leaves of this species are hair-free and the veins are distinct 3


Image: Will Neal
Image: Will Neal

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Conservation status:

Vulnerable in Victoria


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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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