Coast Bitter-bush

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Adriana
Species: quadripartita
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Adriana quadripartita (Bitter Bush) is a shrub in the family Euphorbiaceae. The species, which is endemic to southern Australia, has an erect open habit, growing to between 0.5 and 3 metres or more high.[2][3][4]

The lanceloate or ovate leaves are opposite, coarsely toothed and have a glabrous upper surface.[3][5] They are 5 to 10 cm long and 2 to 4 cm wide.[5] The male flower spikes are up to 17 cm long.[3] The female flowers, which occur on separate plants, appear in clusters.[5] These are followed by ovoid capsules which are about 1 centimetre in diameter.[2]

Flowering start in September and ends in September.

Identification

The main flower colour is red.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adriana_quadripartita

Created: 04 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

KAN - Kanmantoo

Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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