Amperea xiphoclada

Common Name:

Broom Spurge

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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Heathlands, woodlands and open-forests 1

Flower Description:

Petals absent 1


Erect subshrub 20-90 cm 1

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 separate 1


Image: David Meagher
Image: Gill Brown

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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