Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

 Maytenus disperma

Orange Boxwood

Celastraceae

 Small tree of dry rainforests with rounded dense crown

Leaves are alternate, simple, entire, elliptical, with a blunt point

The bark is grey and highly decorative with horizontal markings

Flowers are white, in axillary racemes, with four petals and four stamens, which appear between August and December

When ripe the fruit is a bright yellow capsule which splits to reveal one or two black seeds

 

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