Fontainea oraria— Coast Fontainea—EUPHORBIACEAE

Fontainea oraria

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Habitat—Grows in Low Littoral Rainforest.

Distribution— Restricted to Near Lennox Head in New South wales, rare

Description—Shrub or small tree to 5 m high.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, lamina elliptic to obovate, usually 6 to 9 cm long, 2.5 to 4 cm wide, glabrous; glands 0.5 to 4 mm above base of lamina; petiole jointed, 3 to 25 mm long.

Fontainea oraria
Fontainea oraria

Inflorescence.—Female floral axes 8 to 10 mm long; male floral axes 5 to 6 mm long.

Flowering.—November to December

Fruit.—Fruit ± globose, 18 to 22 mm long, 22 to 24 mm diam., red; seed with endocarp wrinkled and grooved.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn

Fontainea oraria