Small Poranthera
Upright Patch
Murray Mallee Region
Small Poranthera
Close up On Patch with Buds
 
                      
Small Poranthera (Poranthera microphylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Spurges & Allies (Malpighiales)
Family: 2 Ovule Spurge (Phyllanthaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small Poranthera (Poranthera microphylla)
This Photo:     🔍Upright Plant🔎

Thank you Reiner Richter & Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
These range is size quite about as mature flowering plants. We've seen them from around only 30mm across to ~100mm. From prostrate to upright.
This has all the haulmarks of a spurge; that fat little fruit forming in front of the flower. These have 5 white petals, flowering from Sept.

Copyright © 2017-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Oct-2017
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)