Denhamia silvestris—Narrow-leaved Orangebark, Orange Bush, Orange Bark—CELASTRACEAE.

Denhamia silvestris

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Habitat— Grows in rainforest and moist eucalypt forest.

Distribution—North from Camden and the Illawarra region in New South Wales, extending into Queensland.

Description— Shrub to 4.5 m high.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head Flora Park, Cape Hawke, Copeland, Dixon Property, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Stephen Street Reserve, Waitui Falls, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, toothed, narrow—elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate, mostly 1 to 8 cm long, 2 to 15 mm wide, apex acuminate, mucronate or acute, base attenuate, margins toothed or entire, surfaces glabrous; petiole 1 to 2 mm long.

Denhamia silvestris
Denhamia silvestris

Inflorescence—Solitary, clustered or in short racemes; pedicels 5 to 10 mm long. Sepals 5. Petals 5, 1.5 to 2 mm long.

Flowering.—October to December.

Fruit—Capsule globose to obovoid, 3.5 to 8 mm long, orange, 2—valved; seeds 1 to 4, surrounded by an aril.

Ripe.—January to February.

Denhamia silvestris