female flower growing from the axil of a furry stem and leaf of Bertya brownii
Katandra Bushland Sanctuary contains a variety of vegetation types including open woodlands, heathland, moist tall open-forest and, along the creek lines, moist closed-forest (rainforest).
In addition to providing valuable habitat and food sources for native birds and other fauna, Katandra is important for the conservation of a number of plant species that are rare or uncommon in the area. These include some members of the well-known Australian flora families Myrtaceae, Fabaceae and Rutaceae as well as lesser-known families such as Euphorbiaceae, Lobeliaceae and Psilotaceae.
Photo right -The tiny male flower of Bertya brownii taking the
appearance of a candle standing on a plate