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Common Name: Pale Ballart
Exocarpos strictus is a Evergreen Shrub up to 4.00 metres tall.
It has edible uses.
Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
River banks or poor clay soils[
]. Heaths and dry sclerophyll forests[
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[
]. Rather small, it is about 3 - 4mm in diameter[
Seed - we have no information on this species but would recommend sowing it in spring in a warm greenhouse in a pot that contains a suitable host.