Branchlets reddish, leaf scars distinct. Leaves have numerous obvious oil glands that emit a pleasant citrus smell when crushed. Rounded or notched at apex. Bush food advice says “put a few berries in your water bottle to get a nice tang”. Fruit is a drupe 4 lobed like a star fruit and almost cubical with a white, cream or pale yellow exterior and smells like a lemon. Ripe July to October. Fruit approximately 20-25 mm in diameter with small dark seeds encased in husks.
Photo: Robert Whyte
Name and propagation
Link to Butterflies and Moths section – Australia is home to over 400 species of butterflies from five families, Apilionidae Swallowtails and Birdwings, Nymphalidae Nymphs, Danaiids, Satyrs, Fritillaries, and Browns, Pieridae Whites and Yellows, Lycaenidae Blues and Coppers, Hesperiidae Darters and Skippers.
Flower closeup. Photo: Robert Whyte