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Ehretia saligna R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 497. Type: Northern Australia, R. Brown; holo: BM?.
Coonta; Peach Bush; Native Willow; Peachwood
Occasionally grows into a small tree but usually flowers and fruits as a shrub.
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Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards to southern Queensland. Altitudinal range in northern Australia from near sea level to about 200 m. Usually grows in open eucalypt forest but sometimes found in vine thickets.
This species may have some medicinal properties. (http://share.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/2970/cat tle.htm)
This plant used medicinally by Aborigines, decoction of wood drunk for aches and pains. Cribb (1981).
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)