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Embelia australiana (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey
Family Primulaceae
Embelia australiana (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey APNI*

Description: Woody climber or in juvenile stages a scandent shrub with zigzag branchlets, leaves 2-ranked, glabrous.

Leaves elliptic to broad-elliptic, mostly 3–8 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, apex ± acuminate, base ± rounded, margins entire or almost so, glabrous; petiole 3–10 mm long.

Flowers in short axillary racemes. Petals 4, 1–2 mm long.

Fruit 5–8 mm diam., globose, blackish purple.


Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: late spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warmer rainforest north from the Wyong district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Formerly in Myrsinaceae.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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