Apple-berries

Apple-berries

Billardiera scandens, commonly known as Apple Berry or Apple Dumpling, is a small shrub or twining plant of the Pittosporaceae family which occurs in forests in the coastal and tableland areas of all states and territories in Australia.

About Apple-berries

Billardiera scandens, commonly known as Apple Berry or Apple Dumpling, is a small shrub or twining plant of the Pittosporaceae family which occurs in forests in the coastal and tableland areas of all states and territories in Australia, apart from the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It has a silky touch and appearance that becomes more brittle as the dense growth matures. The inflorescence consists of a single or paired yellow flowers, pink-tinged yellow sepals and bright yellow petals and is attached to a hairy drooping peduncle. The summer flush produces fruit of oblong berries up to 30A_mm long, initially green in colour and covered in fine hair - somewhat akin to a tiny kiwifruit in appearance.

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