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Psychotria loniceroides – Hairy Psychotria (seed)


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A member of the Rubiaceae family from Eastern Australia, from Bega in the south to Bamaga in Cape York, Psychotria loniceroides is a small shrub with light green pubescent leaves. Small yellow flowers are followed by berries that turn pale yellow on maturity and contain two hemispherical seeds. The species name refers to a similarity to the genus ‘Lonicera’ or Honeysuckle. A useful and drought hardy native for gardens up and down the east coast of Australia. Generally a shrub around 1-2m tall though up to 5m is recorded.

Care and Cultivation of Psychotria loniceroides

Sow Psychotria loniceroides seeds just under the surface of a good seed raising mix. Seed can take a few months to germinate. Keep moist in this time. Once the seedlings are large enough they can be potted on or planted directly into the garden. Drought hardy and attractive shrub. Food plant for butterfly species.

15 seeds per packet


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