Form and Size: A tall shrub or bushy, small tree, 6-8m high, with
long, straight stems.
Distribution: North-eastern Qld,; in rainforests and along streams
in open forest.
Leaves: Egg-shaped, leathery, yellowish-green, smooth and shiny
above, dull beneath, margins slightly toothed, 10-25cm x 4-6cm.
Flowers: Male and female flowers borne on separate racemes, which
are 5-10cm long.
Flowering Period: October to December.
Fruit: Capsules, 3-lobed, about 0.8cm long, covered with star-like
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings. Needs well
drained soil and a protected position. The long, straight stems were used by Aborigines to make spears. Leaves turn
bright orange before they fall.