Bertya granitica  |  

Bertya granitica

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Bertya granitica, Family Euphorbiaceae, is a shrub growing up to 1 m in height. It has resinous young growth and flower buds. Leaves are alternate, linear, bright green on the upper surface which is strongly recurved, concealing a white densely haired lower surface. Separate male and female flowers are usually single in the upper axis of the leaves. Ovoid brown capsule fruit usually contain a single seed.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Bertya granitica

    A potential threat to the species is inappropriate fire regimes (Leverington et al.; 2006).