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Denhamia pittosporoides F.Muell. subsp. pittosporoides Family Celastraceae
Common name: Veiny Denhamia, Orange Boxwood

Denhamia pittosporoides subsp. pittosporoides F.Muell. APNI*

Synonyms: Denhamia sp. B sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*

Description: Shrub or tree to 7 m high, sometimes multistemmed: branchlets striate

. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, rarely oblong-obovate or oblanceolate, mostly 2.5–12 cm long, 4–40 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, margins coarsely and mostly regularly toothed, veins raised on both surfaces, discolorous; petiole 3–6 mm long.

Inflorescence many-flowered. Petals c. 2.5 mm long. Ovary 3–5-locular, with 2, rarely 4, ovules per loculus; stigmas 3–5.

Capsule depressed-globose to ovoid, 12–15 mm long, 3–5-valved; seeds ± enveloped in aril.


Flowering: chiefly spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest, north from Acacia Creek.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***


The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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