Pseudanthus species unidentified

Pseudanthus are small heath-like shrubs with leathery leaves, alternate or apparently opposite, and flowers in the upper leaf axils, the males clustered on short peduncles, the female solitary [FNSW].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Three species are found in the Sydney region: Pseudanthus pimeleoides Sieb. Ex Spreng., uncommon and growing in sandy soils in mist gullies; Pseudanthus orientalis (Baill.) F.Muell., growing in coastal dunes and heath; Pseudanthus divaricatissimus (J.Muell.) Benth. found on rocky sites on higher land.  For synonomy see the Australian Plant Names Index at www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni.  Macarthur’s plant is likely to be one of these but there is insufficient evidence to determine which.

History at Camden Park

Included in hand-written lists in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library, inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur, 23rd Dec 1854.  [ML 635.9m].  This plant was certainly grown in the gardens at this time.

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Published Mar 31, 2010 - 02:48 PM | Last updated Mar 31, 2010 - 02:50 PM


More details about Pseudanthus species unidentified
Family Euphorbiaceae
Category
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

Synonyms

For synonomy see the Australian Plant Names Index at www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni.

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Pseudanthus sp. 

Confidence level

low