Key to Tasmanian Dicots

  Gaultheria hispida (Ericaceae) 2:417

Gaultheria hispida (Snowberry) is a common, erect shrub that grows in wet forests (especially after disturbance) and also in subalpine woodlands. The leaves are quite distinctive: toothed, shiny with the veins depressed, and often with a reddish tinge at the tips. The stems are usually quite red. The fruit (snowberries) with white fleshy sepals enclosing reddish capsules are unmistakeable. 


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