Leea guineensis

Leea guineensis

Leea indica

(Bandicoot Berry)

FAMILY

Vitaceae / Leeaceae

Species

Leea guineensis was L. indica

Common name

Bandicoot Berry

Flower colour; life form

White, cream; shrub

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A spreading understory shrub with pithy stems, the leaves are bi- to tripinnate and up to 60 cm long. The small greenish-white to cream flowers are borne in cymes to about 20 cm across, these are followed by a black ovoid berry with 4-5 seeds. L. rubra has yellow to pink flowers and the buds are reddish.

Additional images

Images of Leea rubra