Billardiera scandens Sm.

Hairy Apple-berry

Mainly erect, hairy shrubs to 0.5 m, climbing only in later developmental stages. Leaves narrow-elliptic to narrow-ovate, 20-40 mm long, 6-14 mm wide, margins wavy; both surfaces usually densely hairy. Flowers solitary or paired, tubular. Sepals often 6, petals to 20 mm long, joined briefly in the throat, then free and not recurving; cream, becoming blotched pink-red with age; late spring to summer. Fruit conspicuously hairy, berry-like but with numerous seeds surrounded by, but not embedded in, fleshy pulp; cylindrical, almost oblong, to 28 mm long.


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.

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