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Black Plum
Black Plum

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Shiny black berries are used in bush food and are most edible when soft. Habit & Cultivation: An attractive small tree, rarely reaching a height of 20 m and a trunk diameter of 25 cm (10 in). The yellow tinged foliage and black berries make identification relatively easy. Creamy green flowers appear between October and December. Female flowers being larger than male flowers. The fruit matures in the months of February to July, being a shiny black berry. It produces a single seed in each fruit, and is surrounded by edible purple aril. The habitat is in a variety of different rainforest forms, though not often seen in the cool temperate rainforests. The range of natural distribution is from Durras Lake (35° S) near Batemans Bay in southeast NSW to Atherton (17° S) in tropical Qld. It enjoys moist soil, wind and sun protection, and can tolerate heavy shade