Aristotelia australasica—Mountain Wineberry—ELAEOCARPACEAE

Aristotelia australasica

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Habitat— In Warm–temperate and Cool–temperate Rainforests

Distribution— North from Mount Boss to Tenterfield in New South Wales.

Description— Shrub.

Local occurrences

Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra

Leaves.—Simple, opposite, toothed, ovate, 5 to 10 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, margins finely and regularly toothed, relatively thin and soft, sparsely hairy to ± glabrous, 3–veined at the base; petiole usually 25 to 50 mm long but much shorter on leaves associated with inflorescences.

Aristotelia australasica
Aristotelia australasica

Inflorescence.—Solitary or clustered, peduncles 10 to 30 mm long. Sepals c. 4 mm long. Petals c. 7 mm long, white. Stamens c. 12.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—A ovoid berry, c. 8 mm diam., red.

Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn

Aristotelia australasica