Geitonoplesium cymosum - Scrambling Lily

Geitonoplesium cymosum

Scrambling Lily

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Family: Philesiaceae
Habitat: Sheltered forests and rainforest gullies
Uses: Shoots edible when boiled, roots possibly edible
References: Low, Robinson

A climber. The shoots may be boiled and eaten, and have been compared to asparagus. The black berries are inedible. Resembles Eustrephus latifolius (Wombat berry), though the leaves of Geitonoplesium are usually thinner.

Geitonoplesium cymosum - Scrambling Lily
Photo: Mitchell Park, Cattai NSW

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