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Eastern Gondola Bush ( Iodine Bush )

Tabernaemontana orientalis

Notes:

Form and Size: A small to medium, spreading shrub, 1-3m high, with milky sap. Distribution: North-eastern Qld., N.T. and W.A.; along stream banks, on rainforest margins and in monsoon forests and vine thickets. Leaves: Opposite, elongated oval tapering to the base, tip pointed, veins prominent, hairy, light green, 6.5-20cm x 4-7cm; new growth softly hairy. Flowers: White, tubular with petals in a rotating pattern, perfumed, 1.5-2.2cm diameter; borne in small clusters, terminal or in the axils. Flowering Period: August to December. Fruit: Yellow-orange, curved, 3-sided, banana-shaped, l.5-2cm x 0.8-lcm; carried in pairs; seeds reddish.

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4 Comments

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Added information

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Rieko

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Cool plant!

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

Australia

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

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