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Townsville Branch Inc.

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  Pogonolobus reticulatus

Rubiaceae

Form and Size: A straggly shrub, 1-3m tall, sometimes a scrambler or climber.

Distribution: Qld. and N.T.; in coastal scrubs, along stream banks and on stony ridges.

Leaves: Opposite, stiff, coarse textured, egg-shaped, tapering to the base, light green, prominent reticulated venation, 5-9cm x 3- 6cm.

Flowers: White, tubular, hairy inside, perfumed, 1-1.5cm long; borne in small terminal clusters.

Flowering Period: August to February.

Fruit: Berries, globular, smooth, blackish, 0.7-1cm diameter; 3-4 seeds embedded in pulp.

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed which must be fresh. A straggly shrub in the wild, but could no doubt be greatly improved with pruning, fertilizing and watering.