Flower and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, near Cobar, NSW

Fruit and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: H Streimann, near Narrabri, NSW

Mature tree. Photo: Don Wood, Carnarvon Station Bush Heritage Reserve, via Augathella, Qld

Common Name

Wild Orange, Native Orange, Bumble, Native Pomegranate




Shrub or tree to 10m tall, scrambling when young.  Leaves especially in juvenile growth with two short spines at the base. Leaves alternating up the branches, 2-6cm long, 10-30mm wide, flat, sparsely hairy above, densely hairy below, sometimes becoming hairless. Flowers white or cream to pale yellow, with 4 petals, solitary or in short racemes of 2-5 flowers at the tops of the stems.  Fruit yellowish to brown, edible.

Description and photos in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 338

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