Bursaria tenuifolia

Bursaria tenuifolia

Bursaria tenuifolia

(Mock orange, Prickly pine)

FAMILY

Pittosporaceae

Species

Bursaria tenuifolia

Common name(s)

Mock orange, prickly pine

Flower colour; life form

White; small tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

A specimen of this plant is near the steps leading to the coffee shop near DB10. This native species often found associated with seasonal watercourses, has spines on the stem when young. The leaves are lanceolate to oblanceolate and although paler green on the lower surface they lack hairs. The white flowers borne in large erect panicles are followed by a small (<1 cm long) flattened, 2-valved, brown capsule.