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Family: Santalaceae
Choretrum glomeratum

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 354 (1810).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Berry broombush, common sour-bush.

Many-stemmed virgate shrub usually 1-2 m high; branches more or less erect, slender, rigid or flexible, winged by the decurrent leaf bases at least on younger parts, ridged or angled on older parts; leaves narrow-deltoid, triquetrous, 0.5-3 mm long, the tips and eventually the whole leaf often caducous.

Peduncles forming racemes along final branches, 2-5 mm long, bearing 2-5 flowers but only 1 fruit; flowers enclosed at the base by 3 brown or white almost entire to dentate or fimbriate bracts; perianth white (brownish when dry), 1-1.5 mm long; receptacle 0.5-0.8 mm long; anthers almost sessile, c. 0.5 mm across; style c. 0.3 mm long.

Drupes ellipsoid to globular, 3.5-5 mm long, green, distant due to the large number of abortive flowers.

image of FSA1_Choretrum_glo.jpg
Image source: fig. 82c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 224.

Distribution:    W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: throughout the year.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Very similar to the less common C. chrysanthum.

Author: Not yet available

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