Billardiera mutabilis Salisb.


Twiners and climbers in all early stages. Leaves narrow-elliptic, slightly curving, 40-60 mm long _ 4-10 mm wide, margins wavy; both surfaces rapidly without hairs, glossy. Flowers solitary or paired, nodding on long, slender flower stalks. Petals cohering in throat, then free and slightly reflexing, salverform; green-yellow, throat and blade becoming blotched navy blue with age. Fruit glossy green, a true berry with numerous seeds embedded in the fleshy pulp; cylindrical, mostly to 20 mm long.

NSW, Vic, Tas.

Source: Cayzer, L. (2002). Pittosporaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Pittosporaceae
genus        Billardiera Sm.