Polyscias purpurea C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 64. Type: Queensland, Mossman River Gorge, in rain-forest, L.J. Brass, No. 2072 (type: flowering and fruiting specimens); 5th February Holo: BRI?.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 2-5 m tall often multistemmed and poorly formed.
Cotyledons ovate or elliptic, about 3-8 x 5-6 mm long, apex obtuse usually retuse, base cuneate, attenuate, glabrous. First pair of leaves ovate with fine teeth along most of the margin. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf or leaflets lanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate or attenuate. Terminal bud enclosed in the sheathing petiole base. Stems, leaf or leaflet margin and midrib on the underside of the leaf or leaflet blades usually purplish in colour. Seed germination time 25 to 73 days.