Yellow Ball Flower
Form and Size: A small bushy tree, 4-l0m high.
Distribution: Across northern Australia; in vine thickets and open woodlands.
Leaves: Broadly egg-shaped or heart-shaped, thin, dark green and sparsely hairy above, whitish and finely hairy with prominent veins beneath; 4.5-13cm x 4.5-8cm.
Flowers: Separate male and female plants. Male flowers small, cream to yellow-green, female white; borne in racemes to 7.5cm long, terminally or in the upper axils.
Flowering Period: March to September.
Fruit: Capsules, woody, roundish, 0.5-0.7cm across, coated in mealy yellow powder.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed.