Common name: Mountain Wineberry
Aristotelia australasica F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub, with young growth and at least veins on mature leaves hairy.
Leaves with lamina ovate, 5–10 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, margins finely and regularly toothed, relatively thin and soft, sparsely hairy to ± glabrous, 3-veined at the base; petiole usually 25–50 mm long but much shorter on leaves associated with inflorescences.
Flowers solitary or clustered, peduncles 10–30 mm long. Sepals c. 4 mm long. Petals c. 7 mm long, white. Stamens c. 12.
Berry ovoid, c. 8 mm diam., red.
Distribution and occurrence: In cooler rainforest, usually in or near Nothofagus moorei forest, especially along creeks; from Mt Boss area to the Tenterfield district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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