Amperea xiphoclada (Sprengel) Druce

Plants to 1 m high with many wiry stems arising from a woody rootstock. Stems slender, erect or ascending, angular in cross-section. Leaves stalkless or shortly stalked; lower leaves ovate, spathulate or linear. Stipules red, elliptic to ovate. Male flowers several to each cluster; calyx tube bell-shaped, about 1 mm long, lobes triangular to elliptic,1-1.2 mm long. Female flowers solitary or up to 3 in a cluster; calyx tube broadly bell-shaped, 0.5-1 mm long, lobes triangular to ovate, 1-1.3 mm long.

Three varieties are recognised with A. xiphloclada var. xiphoclada occasionally cultivated.

NSW, Qld.

Source: Forster, P. (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Euphorbiaceae
genus        Amperea Adr.Juss.