Many cultivated forms (in parks and gardens for example) of this plant are actually Austromyrtus
glabra (pers. obsv) and care must be taken that the identification is correct. Although both have
edible berries, if the progeny are to be used in restoration projects, it is important that the identification
of the parent is correct (although cultivated varieties should not be used as sources for
revegetation plants anyway).
Snow, N., Guymer, G. P. and Sawvel G (2003). Systematics of Austromyrtus, Lenwebbia and the Australian species of Gossia (Myrtaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs, Vol 65 The American Society of Plant Taxonomists