Mallotus nesophilus

Mallotus nesophilus

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(Yellow Ball Flower)

FAMILY

Euphorbiaceae

Species

Mallotus nesophilus

Common name

Yellow Ball Flower

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellowish; small tree

Campus

Cairns

Description

This small tree has simple, alternate leaves, blades to 14 x 11 cm, petiole is about as long as the leaf blade; yellow sessile glands are obvious on the lower surface as well there are two flat glands near the junction of the blade and petiole; blade 3-veined at base. Flowers small, yellowish due to the presence of the yellow sessile glands. Capsules covered in yellow glands.

Additional image

Iamge of Mallotus fruit