Form and Size: A tall shrub or small tree, 3-8m high, often
deciduous; it lacks aerial roots.
Distribution: Across northern Australia; on rainforest margins, in
scrubs and along stream banks.
Leaves: Opposite or alternate, egg-shaped or oval, sometimes
heart-shaped, margins finely toothed, veins prominent, dark green above, paler beneath, rough and sandpapery, 4-8cm
x 3-5cm but sometimes larger, new growth softly hairy
Receptacles: Globular, red-brown, rough to the touch or hairy,
1-1.2cm diameter; borne singly or in pairs in the leaf axils.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed, aerial layers or