Leptecophylla oxycedrus

Common Name:

Crimson Berry



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (PT) also Tas [distribution of Cyathodes juniperina- synonym of Leptecophylla juniperina]
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in near-coastal areas except for the Isthmus. Some large specimens growing near the track between Roaring Meg and the light-house 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Shrub to 3m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has unisexual flowers that are either solitary or in short spikes. Flower lobes have sharply pointed, recurved tips 2


Image: David Meagher

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Conservation status:

Vulnerable in Victoria


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