Common name: Turquoise Berry
Drymophila cyanocarpa R.Br. APNI*
Description: Herb to 40 cm high, stems unbranched or more often with short lateral branches.
Leaves lanceolate to falcate, 2.5–8 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, apex bluntly acute, both surfaces glabrous, midrib prominent, raised; petiole c. 1 mm long.
Flowers 10–15 mm diam, white to pale mauve; pedicel 6–12 mm long. Tepals 5–8 mm long, inner ones slightly longer. Ovary 3-locular.
Berry ± ovoid, 5–10 mm long, blue-purple; seeds numerous.
Flowering: mainly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in cool-temp. rainforest and moist sclerophyll forest, not common; south from the Braidwood district.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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