Leptomeria aphylla

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Leptomeria aphylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Santalaceae
Genus: Leptomeria
Species: L. aphylla
Binomial name
Leptomeria aphylla
R.Br.

Leptomeria aphylla, commonly known as leafless currant-bush is a shrub that is native to south-eastern Australia.[1]

The species was formally described in 1810 by botanist Robert Brown in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae, based on plant material collected at Memory Cove in South Australia.[1]

The small acidic fruits were eaten by indigenous Australians.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leptomeria aphylla R.Br". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Low, T. (1991). Wild Food Plants Of Australia. Australia: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0207169306.