Melodorum leichhardtii

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Melodorum leichhardtii
Melodorum leichhardtii foliage and fruit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Melodorum
Species: M. leichhardtii
Binomial name
Melodorum leichhardtii
(F.Muell.) Benth.

Melodorum leichhardtii or Zig-zag vine, is a plant species of rainforest vines native to eastern Australia.[1][2]

The orange fruit has a pleasant piquant orange-sherbet flavour, and is used for sauces in gourmet dishes.



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  2. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Melodorum_leichhardtii". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 1 Sept 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)