Wrightia saligna (R.Br.) F.Muell. ex Benth.
Bentham, G. (1868) Flora Australiensis 4: 316.
Milkwood; Milk-bush; Yellow Wax Flower
Occasionally grows into a small tree but usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-3 m tall.
Inflorescence shorter than the leaves. Flowers about 12-16 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 1.5 mm long, minutely puberulent on the outer surface. Calyx with ten yellow or orange scale-like glands on the inner surface, each gland about half as long as the calyx lobes. Corolla tube 2-3.5 mm long, lobes subovate, obtuse to ovate, 4-7 mm long. Corona yellow, about 2.5 mm long, forming a crenulate cup around the stamens. Anthers about 4 mm long, fused to form a cone around the style. Tips and backs of the anthers clothed in pale bristle-like hairs. Pollen white or translucent. Ovaries glabrous, about 1.5 mm long, connected to one another only at the apex by means of the style. Style about 2 mm long. Style wider than the stigma, the junction marked by a ring of hairs.
Plants often make suckers many metres from the parent tree.