Bursaria spinosa

Common Name:

Sweet Bursaria

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Snowfields (all grids ?except Q) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widespread 1

Flower Description:

White or cream 1


Medium shrub or small tree 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished by its fruit. The fruits are brown heart-shaped capsules that contain flat seeds 2


Image: Gill Brown

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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
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.