Billardiera macrantha Hook.f.

Fl. Tasman. 1: 37 (1855) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Twiner with shining brown glabrescent stems. Leaves subsessile, oblong or narrowly elliptic, 20–60 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, entirely glabrous or sparsely ciliate on margins. Flowers solitary (rarely paired), usually terminal, pendent; sepals lanceolate, 5–9 mm long, glabrous; corolla glabrous, tubular or narrowly campanulate, 25–40 mm long, with lobes not or hardly spreading, splitting to base at maturity or remaining fused only about the middle, entirely yellow-green; stamens and style subequal to corolla. Berry plump-ovoid to cylindric, 15–35 mm long, shining purple, unilocular; seeds ellipsoid, c. 2 mm long, smooth, surrounded by, but not embedded in the dryish pulp. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Common in tall open-forests of the Otways and mountain ranges east of Melbourne, with isolated occurrences at Mt Macedon and the Grampians.

The name Billardiera longiflora Labill. has been misapplied to this species in Victoria. Billardiera longifolia only occurs in Tasmania, and can be distinguished from Victorian plants by its shorter leaves and petals.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-10-09
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-01-03

Cayzer, L.W.; Crisp, M.D. & Telford, I.R.H. (2004). Cladistic analysis and revision of Billardiera (Pittosporaceae), Australian Systematic Botany 17(1): 83-125.

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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
genus Billardiera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Billardiera macrantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Billardiera macrantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory