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Common Name: Leafless Ballart
Exocarpos aphyllus is a Evergreen Shrub up to 3.00 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
Australia - Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland.
Sandy soils in inland areas in all mainland states[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It is likely to require a light well-drained soil and a sunny sheltered position. It is a root parasite, we do not know which species it parasitizes.
Fruit stalk - sweet and palatable when fully ripe, astringent otherwise[
Treats colds and sores[
Seed - we have no information on this species but would recommend sowing the seed in the spring in a warm greenhouse in a pot that contains a suitable host. Sow a few seeds in each pot. Once the seeds have germinated, grow on the plants in the greenhouse for at least their first winter before planting them out by the roots of a mature suitable host.