Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Breynia oblongifolia (Mull.Arg.) Mull.Arg.
Mueller Argoviensis, J. (1866) Prodromus 15: 440.
Coffee Bush; Oblong-leaved Breynia; Breynia, Oblong-leaved; Breynia
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2 m tall.
Flowers about 2 mm diam. Anthers fused to one another to form a staminal column in the centre of the flower.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 600 m. Grows in open forest, monsoon forest, vine thickets and the drier types of rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.
Breynia oblongifolia (Mull.Arg.) Mull.Arg. var. oblongifolia, Kew Bulletin Additional Series 8: 40(1980). Melanthesa rhamnoides var. oblongifolia Mull.Arg., Linnaea 32 : 73(1863), Type: In Nova Hollandia ad Port Jackson (dUrville in hb. DC., Sieb. hb. Flor. Nov. Holl. n 566) & in insula Timor.
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