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.
- Melicytus refers to the violet family.