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What does Melicytus look like?

Melicytus is a dense branching shrub which grows to 2m tall, with few succulent lance-shaped leaves and long spines. Flowers are small and yellow, appearing in winter and spring. Its fruit is a deep blue, round and fleshy up to 20mm long.

Where is Melicytus found?

Melicytus is found in South Australia in the lower Flinders Ranges and across the Mount Lofty Ranges. A small population occurs around Naracoorte. Also found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Fast facts:

  1. Melicytus refers to the violet family. 


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