Archirhodomyrtus beckleri facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArchirhodomyrtus beckleri
|Small-leaved myrtle near Kendall, Australia|
Archirhodomyrtus beckleri, the "small-leaved myrtle," or "rose myrtle," is a shrub or small tree native to rainforest areas of eastern Australia.
Rose myrtle leaves are 2–8 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm wide, lanceolate, glossy and pleasantly fragrant when crushed. Flowers are 1 cm across, white, mauve or pink. The edible berry is 0.5-0.8 cm across, globular, yellow orange or red, containing numerous small seeds.
The berry has a pleasant aromatic flavor reminiscent of Brazilian cherry. It can be eaten out-of-hand or used in sauces and preserves.
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