Rose Myrtle


Scientific name: Archirhodomyrtus beckleri

Common names: Rose myrtle

Overview: Archirhodomyrtus is a small genus with a single species, A.beckleri, occurring in rainforests from central-eastern New South Wales through to far north-east Queensland. It is a shrub or small tree. Rose myrtle leaves are glossy and pleasantly fragrant when crushed. 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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