Common name: White Kamala, Yellow Kamala
Mallotus discolor F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high, ± stellate-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, with lamina lanceolate to ovate or triangular, usually 4–10 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide, margins entire, upper surface green and glabrescent, with 2 glands near base; lower surface softly whitish to greyish hairy above minute yellowish surface glands; 3-veined from base, lateral veins extending less than midway up lamina; petiole 2–6 cm long.
Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes, 7–10 cm long.
Capsule 2–4-lobed, c. 6 mm diam., glandular, ± orange, seeds brown; ripe summer.
Distribution and occurrence: in moist and dry rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges, north from Coffs Harbour area.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: P.I. Forster (1999)
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