Fieldia australis


Climber or epiphytic, rooting along the stem.

Additional information

  • FamilyGesneriaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeSmall climber
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesElliptic to oblong dull green, sparsely hairy leaves unequal in size, 3-10 cm x 1-4 cm, coarsely toothed, tip pointed.
  • Flower colourCreamy-white
  • Flowering timeApril to August
  • FlowersSingle axillary tubular flowers 25-40 mm long, on long stalks, shorter than largest leaves. Pair of leaf-like bracts below flower. White berries to 30 mm long with purple flecks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist fern gullies and rainforests. Dappled to full shade. Limited distribution within the Shire.
  • Garden useDelicate creeper for moist fernery. Can be epiphytic on tree ferns.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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