Leafless Cherry
Leafless Cherry
Ripe Fruit
Leafless Cherry (Exocarpos aphyllus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sandalwoods (Santalales)
Family: Sandalwood (Santalaceae)
Species: Leafless Cherry (Exocarpos aphyllus)
This Photo:     🔍Ripening Fruit🔎
Synonym: Exocarpus aphyllus
Other names: Naked Lady or Current Bush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
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 © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Jan-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)