Billardiera macrantha

Common name: 

Purple Apple-berry

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Otway Range, Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DJKNPSTVWYZ) also NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Tall open-forests1

Flower description:



Twining shrubs1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowers are solitary or in pairs, petals are entirely yellow-green, fruit is a purplish berry and petals are fused into a tube and are 25-40 mm long1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria