Flowers. Photo: Don Wood, ACT

Fruit. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Shrub. Photo: Russell Best, Vic

Common Name

Dwarf Cherry, Pale-fruit Ballart




Shrub or tree to 6m tall. Leaves scale-like, 0.1-0.3cm long, with long points, shed early. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), yellow-green, with 3-6 'petals', in short dense clusters or spikes of 2-6 flowers along the stems. Succulent stalk of the nut whitish to mauve to purple or red. Rare SA.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 226

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