Glochidion harveyanum

Glochidion harveyanum

Image of Glochidium harveyanum

(Buttonwood)

FAMILY

Phyllanthaceae / Euphorbiaceae s.l.

Species

Glochidion harveyanum

Common name

Buttonwood,

Flower colour; life form

Flowers greenish; shrub, small tree

Campus

Cairns

Description

This shrub or small tree is glabrous. Leaves alternate, borne in one plane on the branches, broad to 17 x 7 cm, often shining on the upper surface. Inflorescence lacks a peduncle, axillary, flowers pedicellate, stout in female flowers. Capsule with 10 lobes, 12-14 mm diam., seeds with a scarlet aril.