Exocarpos strictus

Common name: 

Pale-fruit Ballart

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except ?Otway Range, ?Gippsland Highlands (ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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

Heathy understories in woodlands and forests north of Tidal River1

Flower description:

Yellow-green2

Habit:

Erect shrub to 4 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is parasitic on the roots of other plants. The fruit is small and shiny green nut with a swollen pale pink pedicel1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria