Homalanthus stillingiifolius (EUPHORIBIACEAE)

Plants to Plant

Shrub to 2 m high in eucalypt forest, rarely in rainforest, mostly on rocky sites, mainly in coastal areas. A promising Lantana substitute. Leaves more or less ovate, to 6 cm long, upper surface not hairy, lower surface usually sparsely hairy. Fruit is a capsule around 5 mm wide, with 2–6 projections. Seeds have a small hard knob on the surface. Fruits mainly in spring.

Photo: Robert Whyte