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Useful Temperate Plants

Acrothamnus hookeri

(Sond.) Quinn

Ericaceae


The report for edibility from [
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
] was under the name Leucopogon suaveolens, with a synonym given of Leucopogon hookeri. The plant's range was given as southeast Australia. Research by Christopher Quinn et al (Generic concepts in Styphelieae (Ericaceae); the Cyathodes group, Australian Systematic Botany 18, 439-454, 2005) has transferred this taxon to the genus Acrothamnus and also separated it into two distinct species; Acrothamnus suaveolens (Hook.f.) Quinn, which is native from northern Borneo to Papuasia; and Acrothamnus hookeri (Sond.) Quinn, which is native to Tasmania and southeast mainland Australia. It is clear, therefore, that the report from [
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
] refers to Acrothamnus hookeri[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Leucopogon hookeri Sond.

Leucopogon obtusatus Hook.f.

Common Name: Mountain Beard-Heath

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General Information

Acrothamnus hookeri is an erect, often bushy shrub usually growing around 50cm tall[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.

Range

Australia - Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales

Habitat

Alpine heaths and mountain forests; at elevations over 1,000 metres[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
]. Subalpine woodland and shrubland and alpine heath on damp rocky soils[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details



The flowers are usually unisexual[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
]. A sweet flavour[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
]. The obovoid to depressed-globose fruit is around 2.2 - 2.6mm long[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-06-23. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Acrothamnus+hookeri>

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