A. DC., Prod. 14, 2:684 (1857).
Synonymy: Fusanus acuminatus R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 355 (l 810); Eucarya acuminata (R. Br.)Sprague & Summerh., Kew Bull. 1927:196 (1927).
, Mida acuminata
Common name: Quandong, native peach, sweet quandong, katunga, burn-burn.
Shrub or small tree usually under 5 m high; branchlets often pendulous; leaves opposite, light- or olive-green, lanceolate, often curved, when young acute or acuminate with a short curved point, the older leaf often thick and with prominent lateral veins, usually 5-19 X 0.3-c. 1.5 cm.
Flowers in a terminal pyramidal panicle shorter than the leaves, 3-4 mm long; perianth whitish to cream; disk red; style very short, 2-lobed.
Drupe globular, red, 1.5-3 cm diam., endocarp deeply pitted; perianth persistent.
Image source: fig. 85a 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. 227.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. All mainland States. Black's (1948) record of its occurrence on KI has, however, not been confirmed.
Flowering time: throughout the year but mainly Oct. — May.
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Both the fleshy pericarp and the kernel in the endocarp are edible.
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