Homalocladium platycladum

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Homalocladium platycladum - ribbon bush
Common name: ribbon bush (English)
Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Distribution: Solomon Islands
Life form: Shrub/sub-shrub
Description: Ribbon bush is a small shrub with glossy green segmented stems that are completely flat. The small, arrow-shaped leaves appear only on the new growth. It produces tiny greenish-white flowers in the joints of the stems that may go on to produce bright red fruits. Prefers partial shade and well-draining soil.


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