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Useful Temperate Plants

Astroloma serratifolium

(DC.) Druce

Ericaceae

+ Synonyms

Astroloma candolleanum Sond.

Stomarrhena serratifolia DC.

Styphelia candolleana F.Muell.

Common Name: Kondrung

Astroloma serratifolium
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Flowers G.; Australian National Botanic Gardens
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Astroloma serratifolium Astroloma serratifolium

General Information

Astroloma serratifolium is a prostrate to erect, evergreen shrub growing from 10 - 120cm tall and often much wider[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

The leaves of this plant are sharply serrated, making fruit harvest difficult.

Botanical References

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An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

Range

Australia - southwestern Western Australia.

Habitat

Often on lateritic soilsin Western Australia[
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An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.50 m
PollinatorsBirds
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



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.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
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Wild Food Plants of Australia.
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Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
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0-207-14383-8
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Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-06-18. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Astroloma+serratifolium>

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