Breynia oblongifolia

Breynia oblongifolia

Breynia stipitata

(Coffee Bush)

FAMILY

Phyllanthaceae ./ Euphorbiaceae s.l.

Species

Breynia oblongifolia

Common name

Coffee Bush

Flower colour; life form

Flowers greenish; shrub

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This shrub is usually less than 2 m tall, leaves alternate usually in the one plane, oblong to elliptical to 3 x 2 cm dry blackish; lateral veins do not form distinct loops near the margins, 4-6 per each side of the midrib. Flowers small, greenish, axillary, fruit red to 6 mm diam. This plant is associated with the a moth in the family Gracillariidae in the genus Epicephala.

Associated moth:

Image of Epicephala moth