Denhamia (syn. Maytenus) cunninghamii

Denhamia (syn. Maytenus) cunninghamii

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(Yellowberry Bush)

FAMILY

Celastraceae

Species

Denhamia (syn. Maytenus) cunninghamii

Common name

Yellowberry Bush

Flower colour; life form

White; shrub to 5 m tall

Campus

Townsville

Description

This shrub has alternate, simple leaves variable from 2-7 cm long and 2-8 mm wide, usually narrowly obovate. The subrhytidome layer of the bark is bright orange, best seen on the base of the trunk. Flowers borne in axillary racemes, corolla white, petals free. Fruit a 2-valved capsule, 4-5 mm diameter, splits to reveal the brown seeds partially enclosed in an aril