Drymophila moorei— Orange Berry—ALSTROEMERIACEAE

Drymophila moorei

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Habitat— Grows chiefly in cooler rainforest on the ranges.

Distribution— North from the Manning River in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description— Herb to 30 cm high, aerial stems unbranched.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Dorrigo national Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve and Tapin Tops National Park.

Leaves.—Elliptic to broad-lanceolate, 3 to 6 cm long, 10 to 20 mm wide, apex bluntly acute, both surfaces glabrous, midrib prominent, and raised; petiole c. 1 mm long.

Drymophila moorei
Drymophila moorei

Inflorescence.— 10 to 15 mm diam., white to pale pink; pedicel 8 to 12 mm long. Tepals 5 to 8 mm long, inner ones slightly longer. Ovary 3 or 4—locular

Flowering.—Mainly Spring

Fruit.—Berry ± ovoid, 10 to 15 mm long, orange—yellow; seeds few.

Ripe.—Summer

Drymophila moorei