Decaspermum humile

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Decaspermum humileFamily: Myrtaceae
Genus: Decaspermum
Common names: Silky myrtle
ALA reference

The trees that flowered in October are now carrying ripening fruit. The fleshy fruit are about 7mm in diameter and contain about 3 – 5 small seeds. The fruit is edible and the plant is recognised as a “bush tucker” species. (January 2009)

There are a couple of large specimens of this tree growing just above the site of the old dam as well as several saplings. It grows to a medium sized tree (about 15 metres) with dark glossy green leaves. The flowers are sweetly fragrant and are followed by small berries to about 8 mm in diameter that turn black when ripe. (October 2008)