Leafless Cherry
Whole Bush
Ellura
Leafless Cherry
Bud Opening
 
    
Leafless Cherry (Exocarpos aphyllus)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Santalales
Family: Sandalwood (Santalaceae)
Species: Leafless Cherry (Exocarpos aphyllus)
This Photo:     Bud with mites
Synonym: Exocarpus aphyllus
Other names: Naked Lady or Current Bush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Literally, no leaves, just green stems that are similar to the wait-a-while leaf.
A small tree rather than a bush in some situations.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Nov-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)