Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Euphorbia tannensis subsp. eremophila (A.Cunn.) D.C.Hassall
Hassall, D.C. (1977) Australian Journal of Botany 25: 439.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-1.5 m tall but also flowers when smaller.
Tepals small, interspersed with four large glands. Stamens +/- arranged in 3 or 4 whorls of five with the innermost whorl maturing first. Anthers interspersed with numerous plumose hairs, filaments jointed. Ovary borne on a stalk about as long as the perianth. Style branches three, each with a bilobed stigma.
Endemic to Australia and widespread, occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as south-western New South Wales. Altitudinal range in northern Australia from 300-700 m. Commonly grows in open forest but also found in vine thickets and monsoon forest.
This species may be poisonous.