Phaleria octandra (L.) Baill.
Baillon, H.E. (1873) Adansonia 11: 321.
Dwarf Phaleria; Phaleria, Dwarf
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Inflorescence about 8-25-flowered. Peduncle about 2.5-7 mm long, pedicels short, up to 0.3 mm long. Perianth (hypanthium) hairy, about 8-17 mm long. Lobes petaloid. Stamens eight, arranged in two whorls, prominently exserted. Base of the ovary surrounded by a white slightly lobed or segmented disk. Stigma terminal, papillose.
This small shrub is cultivated for dense clusters of white perfumed flowers which occur at the ends of the stems and the red fruits that follow.