Don Herbison-Evans (
(updated 16 August 2008)
This shrub grows to a height of about 3 metres. It occurs in the wild over much of Queensland, Australia, for example: along the Brisbane River. The plant has elliptical leaves each with a length of about 8 cms, and a width of about 1 cm. The flowers occur in pale yellow catkins with a length of about 5 cms.
The fruits are long, thin, curly pods, about 6 cms. long.
The foliage is food for a number of Caterpillars, including :
Hypodoxa bryophylla, GEOMETRIDAE
Eloasa symphonistis, LIMACODIDAE
Jalmenus daemeli, LYCAENIDAE
Hypochrysops delicia, LYCAENIDAE
Hypochrysops ignita, LYCAENIDAE
Prosotas felderi, LYCAENIDAE
Jalmenus ictinus, LYCAENIDAE
Mesodrepta harpotoma, NOTODONTIDAE
Undetermined Caterpillar 'F'
Flowers in Australia