Mallotus claoxyloides—Green Kamala—EUPHORBIACEAE.

Mallotus claoxyloides

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Habitat—Found in drier rainforest on the coastal ranges.

Distribution— North from the Richmond River in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Straggling shrub or small tree to c. 8 m high, scabrous with stellate hairs.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach and The Regional Botanic Gardeng Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, toothed, stipules present, mostly elliptic to oblong, sometimes broader, usually 5 to 12 cm long, mostly 3 to 6 cm wide, margins mostly regularly toothed, both surfaces green with scattered stellate hairs, often 3—veined from base, 2 glands usually on upper surface near base of lamina; petiole 1 to 4 cm long.

Mallotus claoxyloides
Mallotus claoxyloides

Inflorescence.— Axillary, condensed; male flowers in heads or short spikes, female flowers umbellate.

Flowering.—Autumn to Winter.

Fruit.—Capsule c. 12 mm diam., brownish, covered with bristles.

Ripe.—February to June

Mallotus claoxyloides