Common name: Pale-fruit Ballart, Dwarf Cherry
Exocarpos strictus R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3.5 m high, light green, bronzy, blue-green or greyish, often forming dense thickets; stems finely branched but sometimes stout, erect or pendent, ± hairy at first.
Leaves linear, subulate, 1–3 mm long, caducous.
Flowers in sessile or shortly pedunculate clusters of 2–6. Tepals 4 or 5, ± triangular, 0.5 mm long. Fruiting pedicel broad-obovoid, 2–7 mm long, red, white or mauve, succulent.
Drupe ovoid or globose, 2.5–4 mm long, shining, green to purplish black; tepals caducous.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in various habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, NWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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