White Currant Bush
Form and Size: A small, spreading shrub, 1-4m high; often deciduous in the dry season
Distribution: Across tropical north Australia and down the east coast to northern NSW
Leaves: Oval, pointed tip, thin-textured, light green above, paler beneath, veins raised beneath, 3.5-8.5cm x 2.5-5.5cm
Flowers: Separate male and female plants, cream-green, about 0.4cm diameter; borne in clusters along the length of the stems
Flowering Period: October to February
Fruit: Berries, rounded, white, fleshy, 0.5-0.8cm diameter; borne profusely in clusters along the stems
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. A plant with limited ornamental appeal, however the fruit are edible and were eaten by Aborigines.