Astroloma candolleanum Sond.
Stomarrhena serratifolia DC.
Styphelia candolleana F.Muell.
Common Name: Kondrung
Astroloma serratifolium is a prostrate to erect, evergreen shrub growing from 10 - 120cm tall and often much wider[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
The leaves of this plant are sharply serrated, making fruit harvest difficult.
Australia - southwestern Western Australia.
Often on lateritic soilsin Western Australia[
Like many of the Australian heaths this species can be long flowering. Being largely an inland species, it will take advantage of any good passing storms, where in its favoured stony ground the rain can penetrate deeper and the moisture be held longer. Due to this opportunistic flowering habit, plus occurring in several climate zones, the plant is known to flower at any time of the year.
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. A slightly tart flavour, it can be eaten raw or used in jams etc.