Ardisia crenata

Ardisia crenata

Ardisia crenata

(Coralberry, Spiceberry)

FAMILY

Myrsinaceae

Species

Ardisia crenata

Common name(s)

Coralberry, Spiceberry

Flower colour; life form

White; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

Another Asian species that is becoming naturalised in moist areas, this shrub is distinguished by the crenate or scalloped margins of the leaves. The flowers are borne in axillary umbels on the underside of the leaves, petals are white to pink and the fruit is fleshy and bright red 5-8 mm diameter. These attractive fruits are dispersed by birds. Flowering summer.

Ardisia crenata