The birdlime tree (Pisonia umbellifera) belongs to Nyctaginaceae (the Four-o-clock family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed southward from the Okinawa Islands and the Ogasawara Islands of Japan to Taiwan, Malaysia, eastern Australia, Micronesia and Polynesia. This tree grows in coastal rainforests and can reach 8-10 m in height. The leaves are elliptic and alternate, opposite or clustered. The white flowers come in the terminal cymose panicles in spring. The fruits are 5-ribbed, viscid, ripen in summer to fall and sometimes stick to birds, bats or reptiles. The timber is very soft and has no use. The photos are cultivar 'Variegata'.