Styphelia aggregata (R.Br.) Spreng.
Acrotriche aggregata is an erect, spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree. It can grow up to 6 metres tall in the northern part of its range, though is often smaller and, towards the south of its range, is more commonly 40 - 120cm tall[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.
Eastern Australia - Queensland and New South Wales.
Usually near the coast, in open forest, wet sclerophyll forest, and sometimes on rainforest margins; growing in rocky sandstone and granite areas with skeletal sandy soils; at elevations of 800 - 1,200 metres in the north of its range[
Acrotriche aggregata is found in eastern Australia from the warm temperate regions of New South Wales to the tropics of the northern Queensland rainforests.
Found in the wild on acid, infertile, sandy soils[
Plants can commence fruiting when only 1 - 3 metres tall. They can flower and fruit all year round in the warmer part of their range[
Fruit - raw[
]. An acid flavour[
]. The succulent, red fruit is up to 7mm in diameter[
]. The red, globular fruit is around 4mm in diameter[
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