Overall Shape : Diagnostic Features : Category: Ground Cover Genus: Eustrephus Species: latifolius Family: Smilacaceae Common Names: Wombat Berry, Orange Vine Varieties and Forms: n/a Flowers Flowers are about 15 mm diameter and occur in spring in the upper leaf axils. They are usually white or pale pink with very hairy petals. Leaf Shape & Colour L eaves are lance - shaped to about 80 mm long and have conspicuous longitudinal veins.
Bark n/a Flowering period September to November Fruit Orange berries containing a number of shiny, black seeds. The fruits usually remain on the plant for many months. Growth Form Vine with stems to 6 m long, sometimes much branched.
Natural Distribution Dry and wet forests and heaths of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Habitat Grows in sclerophyll forest, woodland, heath and on margins of rainforest Climatic Tolerance H ardy in a range of soils and climates . Horticultural requirements I s best if grown in a semi shaded position.
Extra Information The fleshy roots of the plant are edible. References: - - Leiper, G. (2009).
Mangroves to Mountains (Revised Ed). Society for growing Australian Plants Inc: Brisbane. - - Australian Native Plants Society.
(2008). Eustrephus latifolius. http://anpsa.org.au/e-lat.html [Accessed Sep 5, 2010].
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National Herbarium of New South Wales (1999). Eustrephus latifolius. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi- bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Eustrephus~latifolius [Accessed Sep 5, 2010].<br><br> - - The Society for Growing Australian Plants. (2009). Eustrephus latifolius Wombat Berry, Orange Vine.<br><br> http://www.sgaptownsville.org.au/Eustrephus-latifolius.html [Accessed Sep 5, 2010]. Source: A . Knappstein, 2010.<br><br>