Deeringia R.Br.

2 species native Aust.; Qld, NSW, WA

Deeringia amaranthoides (Lam.) Merr.

Woody, glabrous shrub or climber up to 4 m high or sometimes a small shrub. Leaves alternate, petiolate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 5–10 cm long, acuminate, entire. Flowers bisexual, in slender interrupted spikes 5–25 cm long in the upper axils or in a loose terminal panicle. Perianth segments 5, equal, scarcely 2 mm long. Stamens 5, connate at the base. Fruit a berry, ± globular, 4–5 mm diam., red, 3-furrowed. Widespread. Often near RF