Cyathodes glauca

Cyathodes glauca

Cheeseberry

Tasmanian endemic
Usual habitat/distribution:
Common in wet sclerophyll and can be found up to 1100m in sub montane type area.
Status:
Not listed
Flowering:
December – January, yet fruit can persist almost all year around.
Description:
Leggy shrub up to 3m high. Leaves grow on false whorls in intervals along the stem. Leaves are around 30mm long, with parallel venation. Leaf tips can be a bit pointy.
Flowers are white tubular shaped and are constricted at the throat. Fruit is a flattered drupe and can range in colour from white to pink to red. Fruit can persist almost all year around, so generally you will either see a flower or a fruit.

At higher altitudes C. glauca is replaced with C.straminea, which has smaller leaves and a more prostrate growth.

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