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An upright, spindly shrub growing to 4 metres, though usually < 2 metres. Leaves are long and linear or slightly rounded. Leaf margins may be wavy or finely toothed. Male and female flowers are carried on separate plants; both are inconspicuous. More noticeable are the large clusters of waxy (and later papery) fruits. These may turn red but seem to remain whitish or pale brown in local populations. Each fruit capsule contains several dark, round seeds.
Seeds germinate without treatment but can be unreliable. Soaking in near-boiling water is reported to enhance germination. Also from cuttings.
Typically late winter to spring. Flowers are inconspicuous.
Mangoplah Church and Murraguldrie Flora Reserve.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery