Alyxia ruscifolia subsp. ruscifolia

Chain Fruit

Shrub to 5 m high. Leaves 2-4-whorled; blade lanceolate, lanceolate-elliptic, ellipticobovate, up to 6.5 cm long and 2.7 cm wide; tip acute or long-pointed, sharppointed; base cuneate. Flowers 6-11mm long, 3-17 mm wide; corolla cream. Fruit 8-20 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, orange-red, with 1-3 articles that are globose to ellipsoid-globose.


Source: Forster, P. (2002). Apocynaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.