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Other ShrubLeptomeria acida

Currant Bush at Eden, NSW

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Leptomeria acida at Eden, NSW - 20 Nov 2016
Leptomeria acida at Eden, NSW - 20 Nov 2016
Leptomeria acida at Eden, NSW - 20 Nov 2016

Identification history

Other Shrub Leptomeria acida 20 Nov 2016 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Other Shrub Leptomeria acida 20 Nov 2016 SteveBurrowsSignificant Sighting - SteveBurrows has made a recognised, significant sighting!Ultra Reporter - SteveBurrows has reported over 500 sightings!


   20 Nov 2016
It keys to Choretrum glomeratum. However both that and Leptomria acida have striate branchlets, which this shrub does not.
   20 Nov 2016
Comparing it with my photos of Choretrum and Leptomeria it seems to fit L. acida best. This whole striate branches business is confusing - I think they need not be all that strongly striate. I've spent quite a bit of time agonising over this group of shrubs!
narelle wrote:
   4 Jan 2017
What a beautiful foto. Do they taste yummy ?
   4 Jan 2017
They are edible but I haven't tried them.
   4 Jan 2017
With a specific name of acida I don't think I would want to try.
My feeling about terms like 'striate' is that the keys were written with dried specimens in front of the author. Fresh stuff is a different kettle of fish.
   4 Jan 2017
Pretty sure I've had a nibble in the past and they weren't too bad.
narelle wrote:
   9 Jan 2017
Mmmm. I will keep a look out for them. And have a nibble too if I find some.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.919720-36.982190
  • Locations Eden, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • SteveBurrows Recorded by
  • 20 Nov 2016 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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