Mallotus discolor— White Kamala, Yellow Kamala—EUPHORBIACEAE.

Mallotus discolor

Link to Images on Flickr.

Habitat— In moist and dry Rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges.

Distribution—North from the Coffs Harbour area in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Tree to 15 m high, ± stellate—pubescent.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach and Iluka

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, without oil dots, three—veined from the base, with 2 basil glands, undersurface with surface glands, lamina lanceolate to ovate or triangular, usually 4 to 10 cm long, 2.5 to 4 cm wide, margins entire, upper surface green and glabrescent, with 2 glands near base; lower surface softly whitish to greyish hairy above minute yellowish surface glands; 3—veined from base, lateral veins extending less than midway up lamina; petiole 2 to 6 cm long.

Mallotus discolor

Inflorescence.—Terminal or axillary racemes, 7 to 10 cm long.


Fruit.—Capsule 2 to 4—lobed, c. 6 mm diam., glandular, ± orange, seeds brown.