Pipturus argenteus— White Nettle, Native Mulberry, La Masigogo, Kwelakwela.—URTICACEAE
Habitat— Mainly in warm rainforest, especially in regrowth after clearing, and in tall open forest. Coast and lower ranges.
Distribution— North from Lismore in New South Wales and into Queensland.
Description—Small shrub or tree to c. 8 m, stinging hairs absent; dioecious
Leaves.— Simple, alternate, toothed, hairy, dull white below; ± ovate, mostly 8 to 14 cm long, 1 to 6 cm wide, margins finely and bluntly toothed, lower surface hoary; petiole 2 to 6 cm long.
Inflorescence.—Spikes 1 to 5 cm long, flowers in 3 to 7 separated globose clusters.
Fruit.— Clusters globose, 4 to 6 mm diam., white, ± succulent.