Felted Wallaby-bush
Felted Leaf
Smooth Wallaby-bush
Felted Wallaby-bush (Beyeria lechenaultii)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Spurges & Allies (Malpighiales)
Family: Spurge (Euphorbiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Felted Wallaby-bush (Beyeria lechenaultii)
This Photo:     Male Flower
Other name: Pale Turpentine Bush

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
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 © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)