Mallotus is a member of the spurge family and consist of around 9 species in Far North Queensland. M. philippensis is probably one of the most distinctive by virtue of their orange-red fruits. The Kamala has male and female flowers occuring in different trees, a feature quite common in the Euphorbiaceae.
While often encountered as a shrub, this species can grow up to 10 m tall. Like many species of Mallotus, the undersides of the leaves of this species are glaucous and rusty velvety. is a tree found throughout India. This species is well known in India where it has been called the Kamala tree and used for various purposes. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and also a source of dye, paints and varnishes (see link).
Van Welzen PC, Kulju KKM, Sierra SEC, Slik JWF. 2010. Key to the Malesian species of Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea 55, 285-290. (link to pdf)