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Eustrephus latifolius - R.Br. ex Ker-Gawl.

Common Name Wombat Berry
Family Philesiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open forests, extending into dry woodlands and rainforests[193].
Range Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria.
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Moist Soil Semi-shade
Eustrephus latifolius Wombat Berry


Eustrephus latifolius Wombat Berry

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eustrephus latifolius is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 5 m (16ft 5in). It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

E. brownii.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit  Root
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw. It has very little flesh[144, 193]. The orange berry is about 10mm in diameter[265]. Root - raw[177]. Juicy with a sweet flavour[154, 193], but barely worth the effort of excavating them[193]. The roots bear small tubers up to 3cm long[193]. It has been suggested that these tubers are probably capable of enlargement through cultivation[193].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a sheltered position with plenty of humus in the soil[1]. Succeeds in heavy shade in Australian gardens, requiring shade in most soil types[157]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it can succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country[1]. It tolerates temperatures down to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[157], but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters. Plants require support by tying[157].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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