Antidesma parvifolium, Fam. Stilaginaceae
Small, bushy, semi-deciduous shrub with smooth grey bark and dense foliage, 2-3m high. The species is dioecious, with separate male and female plants.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Small, oval, blunt, light green, 0.8-2.5 x 1-2.3cm, crowded on the stem.
|Flower description:||0.5-1.5cm long. Pale yellow, male flowers in spikes 1-2.5cm long, female flowers in racemes, 0.5-1.5cm long in the upper axils or terminally. November to January.|
|Fruit description:||Purple black, fleshy, oval, 0.4-0.6cm long, containing a single hard seed.|
|Habitat:||Beach scrub, coastal dune, vine thicket, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Suitable for jam making. Propagate from seed or cuttings.|
|Information sources:||Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|