Rottlera discolor F.Muell. ex Benth.
Common Name: White Kamala
White kamala is an evergreen tree, usually growing up to 10 metres tall in regrowth areas, but can be up to 30 metres tall in primary forest[
The seed capsules are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a dye.
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.
Moist and dry rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges of Eastern Australia[
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Found mainly in subtropical areas, just moving into the tropics.
A fast growing tree if given sufficient water and nutrients[
Fruit production is often prolific, but usually only occurs every few years[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
A bright yellow dye is obtained from the powdered seed capsules[
Yellow powdery glands cover the fruit surface and also dot the pale, downy underside of the long-stalked leaves[
]. They are the source of a golden dye[
Seed - germination rates, even of fresh seed, can be poor[
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