Bertya ernestiana, Family Euphorbiaceae, is a branched shrub growing to 1.5 m high, with terminal inflorescences with a solitary flower. Plants are monoecious (having male and female flowers on the same plant) , and flowers and fruits have been recorded in April, July, and September. Bertya ernestiana has formerly been known as Bertya sp. Mt Ernest.
Mt Ernest Bertya |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Bertya ernestiana
Threats The main potential threat to Bertya ernestiana is inappropriate fire regimes; such as repeated annual burns (Halford 2001; pers. comm.).