Psychotria loniceroides (RUBIACEAE) Hairy Psychotria

Plants to Plant

Shrub to about 3 metres in warmer rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest; widespread, north from Bega district, NSW. Leaves are simple, opposite, hairy and soft, pale green in colour, obovate to elliptic, about 5 to 10 cm in length. Propagation easy from fresh seed. Cuttings may strike.
Photo: Robert Whyte


Flowers are white-pale yellow, small in late summer, however this plant (photographed) flowered in spring.
Photo: Robert Whyte


Green fruit turning white-yellow when ripe; ovoid, ribbed containing two seeds. Fruit is edible although unpleasant, attractive to birds.
Photo: John Abbott