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Coast Ballart

Exocarpos syrticola

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Coast Ballart
Exocarpos syrticola Coast Ballart

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Great spotting ! could you please add information like habitat and size of plant and any other observation to complete this spotting. Thanks.
This looks so different to the native cherry growing here. It is interesting to note that the although the plant in your spotting has some resemblance to the Cherry Ballart, the branchlets appear swollen as in salt-tolerant coastal succulents. I wonder if these support any invertebrate life forms.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I must remember to taste these ones next time we visit there :-)

DeeSA 6 years ago

Thanks very much Mark - I didn't think the Cherry Ballart looked exactly right.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Hi DeeSA. I think yours is Coast Ballart because of the location and the colour and prolific nature of the fruits. The Cherry Ballart is a bigger 'tree', only has sparsely distributed orange/red fruits and doesn't like being so close to the sea.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice close-ups. It was an aboriginal food Luis. It depends on a symbiotic relationship with native grass species so it's gradually disappearing from some areas.

LuisStevens 6 years ago

They look like some kind of candy.

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South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jan 26, 2014
Submitted on Apr 1, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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