Embelia australiana (MYRSINACEAE); Embelia

Embelia
Embelia australiana - foliage & fruit - BRAIN 2003.
A robust woody climber to 10m or more. Grows in Eucalypt forest and dry rainforest (both complex notophyll and microphyll closed forest), from Northern NSW to Southeast Qld.

Fruit red, hard and globular. Ripe Oct - Dec or March to May.

A hardy vine that has an interesting zig-zag growth pattern, the young shoots changing direction at each node. Also bears colourful fruit in ornamental clusters.

Not edible.

Propagate from fresh seed which germinates irregularly.

A climber, but in its juvenile stage it is often shrub-like. Fruit used by some birds.