Eustrephus latifolius R.Br.

Wombat Berry

Perennial branched twining vine or shrub to about 5 m with tuberous roots. Leaves numerous, aerial, linear to broadly ovate. Inflorescence terminal and in upper leaf axils. Flowers numerous, nodding; spring to summer. Tepals to 7 mm long, spreading, pink, inner 3 broader and fimbriate; anthers fused. Fruit a bright orange fleshy capsule. Seeds black with edible white appendages.

E Australia, SE Asia and the Pacific.

Grown in full sun to light shade.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Laxmanniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
genus        Eustrephus R.Br.