Minnie Waters Olax  |  

Olax angulata

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Olax angulata, Family Olacaceae, also known as Minnie Waters Olax or Square-stemmed
Olax, is an erect shrub to about 1 m high, that may be at least partially parasitic on
surrounding vegetation. It has flat, elliptic, blue-green or yellowish-green leaves with a short
apical point, which are arranged in two rows along the prominently angular stems. The
species flowers in spring, producing single small white flowers among the upper leaves. The
flowers are probably unisexual, with male and female flowers on separate plants. The fruit are
egg-shaped, glossy, yellowish-green, single-seeded, and often present at the same time as
some flowers (George, 1984; Gardner, 1992; NSW NPWS, 2002; DECC, 2005a).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Olax angulata

    Threats The main identified threats to Minnie Waters Olax include invasion of its habitat by weeds; particularly Bitou Bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata) and frequent and or hot fire (NSW NPWS; 2002).