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Lissanthe sapida is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - Victoria and New South Wales.
Open forests, especially in gravelly ground[
This species is hardy to about -7°c in Australian gardens[
], though this cannot be translated to British gardens due to their cooler summers that often fail to fully ripen new wood and also their colder and wetter winters[
]. Plants require cool greenhouse treatment in Britain[
Fruit - raw. Pleasant to eat[
]. The red fruit is about 8mm in diameter[