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Common Name: Milk Vine
Leichhardtia leptophylla is a Climber
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territories.
Open forest and scrub[
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.
Fruit - cooked[
]. it is usually roasted and the seeds are sometimes rejected[
]. The ovoid fruit is 4 - 8cm long[