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Omphacomeria acerba (R.Br.) A.DC. APNI*
Description: Erect to divaricate shrub to c. 1.3 m high, glabrous; branchlets terete, striate, often resinous.
Leaves minute, scale-like, caducous, the bases persisting as scars.
Male flowers up to 7 in spikes 3–4 mm long; flowers 2–3 mm wide; tepals cordate, obtuse, c. 0.7 mm long; stamens c. 0.2 mm long. Female flowers with tepals triangular, 0.7 mm long, yellowish; receptacle 0.7 mm long; stigma bilobed.
Drupe globose or ovoid, 6–12 mm long, green to purplish, fleshy, scurfy, acidic though edible.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, often in rocky soil; south from the Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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