Also known as:
Bomaria, Climbing Alstroemeria
South America

General description

Multi-stemmed, perennial climbing vine. Leaves are thin, elongated, pale green and pointed. Flowers are tubular, red/orange/gold and hang in clusters from summer – winter. Fruit is fleshy, round, bright orange, and borne in May – August.

What you need to know

To help protect our environment:

  • You must not breed, distribute, release or sell bomarea. As bomarea is a National Pest Plant Accord species, these restrictions apply within the Auckland region and across the whole of New Zealand.
  • You must not plant bomarea within the Auckland region, unless you are transferring an existing plant on your land to another location within the boundaries of the same property.
  • You must destroy any bomarea on land that you occupy if it has been planted in breach of the above rules and you are directed to do so by an authorised person.

Disturbed forest, forest margins, lake and riparian margins, shrubland.

Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from rhizomes and tubers.

Smothers native vegetation and prevents seedling establishment, altering successional recruitment. Can cause dermatitis or allergic reactions.

Site Management

Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.

Recommended approaches

Physical control

Method: Dig out

Plant parts requiring disposal: Seeds, rhizomes and tubers

Disposal options: Remove to greenwaste or landfill


Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.

Community agrichemical control recommendations

No qualifications
Cut stump and paste freshly cut base of stems with double strength glyphosate gel

Cut stump and spray freshly cut base of stems with 250ml glyphosate green per 1 L of water
Cut back and foliar spray regrowth with 20ml glyphosate green per 1L of water

Certified Handler/Experienced agrichemical user
Cut back and foliar spray regrowth with 200ml glyphosate green per 10L of water and 20ml penetrant

CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

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RPMP status

National Pest Plant Accord Species
Whole region (Sustained Control)
Bomarea - Main species image