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Wombat Berry - Eustrephus latifolius

Wombat Berry - Eustrephus latifolius

Australian Native - Edible Fruit

Family: Asparagaceae; Subfamily: Lomandroideae

An evergreen vine native to eastern Australia, the Pacific Islands and Malesia. It occurs in sclerophyll forest, woodland, heath, gallery forest and on margins of rainforest.

It has leaves with lamina variable in shape, elliptic to linear, 3–10 cm long and 3–35 mm wide. All leaf veins are equally distinct. Flowers are pink to mauve or white.

The ripened orange fruit 1.2cm split open to reveal black seeds and an succulent, edible, crisp white pulp.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 July 2013 19:51
 
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