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Poranthera microphylla

Small Poranthera

Spreading to erect annual herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyPhyllanthaceae (syn. Euphorbiaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size3-10 cm x 10 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesGreyish spoon-shaped to egg-shaped leaves, 4-15 mm x 1-4 mm on stalks to 5 mm. Small point on tip.
  • Flower colourWhite to greenish
  • Flowering timeAugust to April
  • FlowersTiny flowers on long stalks in upper leaf axils. Male and female flowers separate in leafy clusters.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWidespread on well drained soils through many communities, especially in grassy open forest. Full sun to dappled shade.
  • Garden useA little plant which may turn up in your garden. Small and unassuming, adding interest to the garden.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Cathy Powers ©

Plant Communities

  • 01 Alpine Ash Montane Damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 02 Shining Gum Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 20 Messmate Lowland Forest (EVC 16)
  • 04 Alpine Ash Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 05 Mountain Ash Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 30)
  • 26 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Middle Yarra (EVC 22)
  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 09 Myrtle Beech Cool Temperate rainforest (EVC31)
  • 32 Silvertop Ash Shrubby Foothill Forest (EVC 45)
  • 11 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 18)
  • 37 Yarra Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 38 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest – Middle Yarra (EVC 47)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 42 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest - Christmas Hills (EVC 47)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
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