Exocarpos strictus

Common Name:

Pale-fruit Ballart



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except ?Otway Range, ?Gippsland Highlands (ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Heathy understories in woodlands and forests north of Tidal River 1

Flower Description:

Yellow-green 2


Erect shrub to 4 m 2

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 pedicel 1


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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