F. Muell., Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 9:304 (1857).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Emu apple, sour plum (or apple), gooya, gruie, colane.
Trees to c. 4 m high, glabrous, with pendulous branches and the young shoots glutinous; leaves with 9-25 leaflets, to 15 cm long; leaflets linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, oblique, acute, 2-5 cm long; panicles much shorter than the leaves.
Flowers subsessile; sepals suborbicular, c. 2 mm long; petals 4-5 mm long, brownish-white to cream-coloured.
Drupe globular, 15-20 mm diam., red.
||Owenia acidula leaf, flower and fruit.
Image source: fig 415c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 451.
S.Aust.: LE, EP. N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: recorded in S.Aust. only in Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
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The fruits are edible, although sour.
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