Tetrardisia bifaria (C.T.White & W.D.Francis) C.T.White
White, C.T. (1933) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew : 45.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall. Branches produced in whorls like a conifer.
Leaves strictly alternate and arranged in one plane (distichous). Leaf blades about 4.5-7 x 1.2-1.4 cm, petioles about 0.1 cm long. Blade margin red with small but distinct crenations. Venation not obvious on either the upper or lower surface of the leaf blades. Oil dots red or orange, +/- circular in outline.
Sepals narrowly triangular, fused for about 0.5 mm, free part about 1 mm long. Petals triangular, about 5 mm long, base slightly auriculate, marked by elliptic, reddish oil glands. Scattered, small, red glands visible on the outer surface of the ovary. Anthers sessile, narrowly triangular in outline, about 2 mm long. Ovules 2 per ovary, each ovary immersed in fleshy tissue.
Cotyledons linear, about 5-6 x 0.5 mm, venation not apparent. First pair of leaves with a few teeth along the margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- sessile, margin undulate, minute hairs present at the base of the leaf blade on the midrib and petiole. Oil dots orbicular, pink to reddish, visible in transmitted light. Numerous dark-coloured glands visible on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blades. Seed germination time 277 to 343 days.