Gynatrix pulchella

Common Name:

Hemp Bush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTVWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Riparian forest, streamsides and shaded scrub 1

Flower Description:

White or greenish 1


Shrub to 5 m high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowers are in axillary panicles with separate male and female flowers. Leaves are ovate to lanceolate with heart-shaped bases 1


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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