The leafy stem ends in spikes of small yellow flowers.
"Stith! stith! stith!" came from the leafy branches above them.
A large distinct leafy embryo lies in the middle of a dense, oily tissue (endosperm).
The nest, generally concealed in a leafy tree or bush, is carefully built, with a lining formed of fine roots neatly interwoven.
The flowers are shortlystalked, the lower ones growing in the fork of the branches, the upper ones sessile in one-sided leafy spikes which are rolled back at the top before flowering, the leaves becoming smaller upwards and taking the place of bracts.