Homalanthus nutans Euphorbiaceae

Tropical Bleeding Heart

Form and Size: A shrub to about 4m tall, sometimes sparse

Distribution: Eastern Qld., eastern N.S.W. and eastern Vic; in the margins of rainforests and along watercourses

Leaves: Broadly egg-shaped, on a long stalk, green above, greyish beneath, to 15cm x 10cm; turning red before falling

Flowers: Green, tiny; borne on terminal racemes to 10cm long.Flowering Period: September to December

Fruit: Berry, egg-shaped, pale green, 2-lobed, about 0.8cm long

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from fresh seed or cuttings. A fast growing plant useful as a screen

Homolanthus nutans