Everistia vacciniifolia var.nervosa

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Everistia vacciniifoliaFamily: Rubiaceae
Genus: Everistia
Common names: Small-leaved Canthium
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I’ve only found two specimens of this species in the reserve and they were both covered in small fragrant cream-yellow flowers a few months ago. The small fruit are about 5 mm across and turn from green to shiny black when they ripen. (January 2008)

A Small-leaved Canthium (Everistia vaccinifolia var. nervosa) is growing on the edge of a patch of bush which has been ravaged by Cat’s Claw creeper. Fortunately this plant has been spared and despite the drought is now in bloom. The small cream-yellow flowers are delightfully perfumed. (February 2007)