Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family).
Occurrence: Rare. Scattered localities.
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.
Prickly Cryptandra (Cryptandra tomentosa) grows in the Wedderburn area. Its leaves are rolled backwards, so that the undersurface is obscured.