Embelia australiana

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Embelia australianaFamily: Myrsinaceae
Genus: Embelia
Common name: Embelia
ALA Reference

This scrambling woody climber is quite common in the bushland but I have not seen it flower since January 2007 and this is the first time I have seen any fruit. Obviously this plant flowered earlier this year. Many of these plants are growing as small shrubs that are about a metre to a metre and a half high. Ultimately when they get the chance they will scramble up nearby trees. (August 2013)

Embelia is a woody climber with twining stems. The younger plants seem to grow as small shrubs while the older plants straggle over the supporting trees. There is a distinctive zig-zag growth pattern in the branchlets. It is in flower now and produces globular red fruit from March to May which birds find attractive. (January 2007)

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