Plants of the Castlemaine District

Bitter Cryptandra - native (Cryptandra amara)

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Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family).


Occurrence: Rare. Scattered localities.

Identify by:

Name. cryptos: hidden; andros: man, the anthers are hidden by the petals; amara: bitter.

Photo 1: Sprig of Bitter Cryptrandra. 2: In flower. 3: Close-up of photo 2. All: Garden specimens.

Bitter Cryptandra page 2

Prickly Cryptandra (Cryptandra tomentosa) grows in the Wedderburn area. Its leaves are rolled backwards, so that the undersurface is obscured.