Grows mostly in dry and subtropical rainforest, north from Lismore, NSW.

From Greek “di” two and “sperma” seed, referring to the two seeds in each cell.

Orange bush/bark/boxwood, taper leaf orange bark, orange tree

Leaves obovate, oblong-obovate or elliptic, mostly 3-9 cm long, 10-40 mm wide, apex obtuse or acute, base attenuate, margins mostly entire, surfaces glabrous, upper surface glossy when fresh, rather dull when dry; petiole 3-12 mm long.

Racemes 1-3 cm long; pedicels 0.5-4 mm long. Sepals 4, c. 1 mm long. Petals 4, 1.8-2.5 mm long. Stamens 4.

Capsule +/- obovoid, compressed, 6-10 mm long, 2-valved; seeds 1 or 2, black, with a thick fleshy yellow aril at base.

Photo: Robert Whyte

This specimen was photographed on Enoggera Creek near Yoorala Street, The Gap on Wednesday 27 December 2006.

Photo: Robert Whyte