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habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in flower (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaves with hairy margins (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
bright green paired younger leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young flower clusters (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower cluster (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of hairy stems, flower buds and flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
clusters of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of bluish-coloured mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Viburnum tinus L.
Adoxaceae (New South Wales)Caprifoliaceae (Victoria, the ACT and South Australia)
laurestine, laurustinus, laurustinus viburnum
Native to northern Africa, the Azores, the Canary Islands, southern Europe, the middle-east and western Asia.
This species is becoming widely naturalised in south-eastern Australia. It has been recorded in south-eastern South Australia and some parts of Victoria, and is also sparingly naturalised in the ACT. It is possibly also naturalised in eastern New South Wales.
Naturalised overseas in western USA (i.e. California and Oregon), the UK and New Zealand.
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and South Australia, and as a potential environmental weed in south-eastern New South Wales.
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