Sweet Appleberry

Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Billardiera
Species: versicolor
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Robust shrubby twiner or scrambler, stems to a few metres long.

Adult leaves alternate, mostly narrowly elliptic, 36–60 mm long, 6–13 mm wide, glabrous; margin usually recurved, never undulate; petiole 1–2 mm long, with lamina extending to base.

Inflorescences terminal, mostly sessile, corymbose to umbel-like, up to 12-flowered. Sepals 2–3 mm long, yellow-green. Petals 8–14 mm long, separating above the middle, initially white, cream-coloured or pale yellow, with spreading mauve-red blotches from throat with age; apex hairy. Stamens often 4 with one staminode; filaments tapering; anthers oblong, white. Ovary 5–7 mmlong; style c. 0.5 mm long; stigma large capitate.

Flowering start in August and ends in January.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Billardiera~versicolorCreated: 05 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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