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Useful Temperate Plants

Leichhardtia leptophylla

(Benth.)Bullock.

Apocynaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Milk Vine

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General Information

Leichhardtia leptophylla is a Climber
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.

Range

Australia - Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territories.

Habitat

Open forest and scrub[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range if it is hardy then it is only likely to be so in the mildest areas of the country. The plant is likely to require a warm, very sunny position and a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

Fruit - cooked[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
]. it is usually roasted and the seeds are sometimes rejected[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
]. The ovoid fruit is 4 - 8cm long[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-09-18. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Leichhardtia+leptophylla>

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