Eustrephus latifolius R.Br.

Wombat Berry

Bot. Mag. 31: t.1245 (1809) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shortly rhizomatous vine or sub-shrub to 5 m high. Leaves linear to broadly lanceolate, 2.5–12 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide. Flowers 10–18 mm wide, white to pale pink or mauve; stamens slightly shorter than perianth segments; ovary 2–3 mm long. Capsule ovoid, 10–20 mm diam., yellow to orange; seeds numerous, 2.5–4 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF, Strz, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia. A common component of warm-temperate rainforest and moist lowland forests from the Mitchell River Gorge area eastwards; occasionally cultivated.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Smilacaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Eustrephus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eustrephus latifolius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eustrephus latifolius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory