Often begins as epiphyte, then becomes large, free-standing, buttressed tree < 30 m tall. Leaves are large, < 29 x 12 cm. ‘Fruit’ is fleshy, an enclosed inflorescence (synconium) and < 4 cm in diameter.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2022, you:
Epiphytic on native and exotic tree species, especially pōhutukawa and phoenix palms, rock walls.
Seeds dispersed by birds and mammals.
Competes with, shades and strangles native plants. Copious year-round fruiting may restructure frugivore communities and support elevated populations of vertebrate pests.
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.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.