Ardisia, shoe-buttton ardisia
Ardisia elliptica, Fam. Myrsinaceae
Upright shrub to about 4m high. Previously Ardisia solanaceae.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Obovate or ovate, 90-120 x 30-40mm, tapering into reddish stalk about 15mm long. New growth red, aging to dull dark green. Translucent oil dots and streaks visible with lens.
White, Mauve, Pink
|Flower description:||Small, white, pink or mauve, star-shaped in axillary umbels or racemes.|
|Fruit description:||Fleshy, pink to purple, pea-sized, one-seeded berries, persistent over long period.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: water, birds and garden waste. Invades/threats: creek banks and Melaleuca forest. Notes: garden escapee. Survives in standing water.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|