Felted Wallaby-bush
Felted Leaf
Ellura
Smooth Wallaby-bush
Whole
 
    
Felted Wallaby-bush (Beyeria lechenaultii)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Spurge (Euphorbiaceae)
Species: Felted Wallaby-bush (Beyeria lechenaultii)
This Photo:     Female Flower

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Very similar to the Smooth Wallaby-bush.
Leaves are thicker and slightly curved (so they "wrap around" on the back instead of being flat). Branches are more orange.
The most striking difference is the red buds & "petals" on the flowers.
We only have a few of these compared to an abundance of Smooth.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)