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Mallotus polyadenos

(Green Kamala)

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

Species

Mallotus polyadenos

Common name

Green Kamala

Flower colour; life form

Cream; small tree, shrub

Campus

Cairns

Description

A small tree or large shrub with simple, alternate leaves to 13 x 4.5 cm. There are 2-4 flat glands on the upper surface towards the base, on the lower surface numerous small yellow glands can be seen with a lens. Domatia as hair tufts are also present. The inconspicuous flowers are followed by a capsule bearing yellowish glands and which splits into 3.