Bertya pinifolia, Family Euphorbiaceae, is a many-branched shrub growing to 2 m high. Leaves are linear, 25-60 mm long, to 1.5 mm wide, densely hairy and white on the undersurface, have a short stalk, and are sticky when crushed. Separate, small, yellow-green male and female flowers occur singly and have been recorded from July to September. The fruit are dry, about 7 mm long and 3.5 mm wide, and have been recorded in September. Bertya pinifolia seems closely related to B. gummifera, B. granitica and B. recurvata, but differs from these species in having proportionally longer leaves.
Bertya pinifolia |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Bertya pinifolia
Threats The main potential threats to B. pinifolia include inappropriate fire regimes associated with the spread of Lantana (Lantana camara) increasing fuel loads and fire frequency (D.