Elatostema stipitatum— Rainforest Spinach—URTICACEAE
Habitat— Mostly in rainforest along creeks and seepages.
Distribution— North from Comboyne area in New South Wales into Queensland.
Description— Slender erect or prostrate herb with stems to 30 cm long, often forming mats over extensive areas.
Coorabakh National Park and Tapin Tops National Park
Leaves.— Ovate to elliptic, often slightly falcate, mostly 1 to 6 cm long, 1 to 2.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base slightly asymmetric, margins toothed, pubescent; petiole 0 to 2 mm long.
Inflorescence.— Male and female heads c. 5 mm diam., whitish; peduncles c. 1 to 2 cm long.
Flowering.—Summer to AutumnFruit.—Star shaped, purplish
Ripe.—Late Winter to Spring.