Male flower and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Female flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Fruit and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Common Name

Sticky Wallaby Bush, Pinkwood




Shrub to 4m tall.  Leaves spirally arranged, 2-5cm long, 5-15mm wide, flat, hairless, often sticky, with edges flat or slightly turned down.  Male and female flowers on separate plants.  Flowers green, with 0 petals and 5 sepals, male flowers with yellow anthers.  Flowers on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves, male flowers in groups of 2-3, female flowers solitary. Rare Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 454.

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