Evergreen perennial climber < 12 m. Stems are green, wiry and self-supporting, reaching low branches before winding around the host plant. Leaves have a raised central vein and are dull green, stiff, < 8 x 1 cm and absent from stems in full shade. Flowers are white/purplish-green with clusters of bright yellow anthers. Fruit is spherical, < 1 cm in diameter and green turning black.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, woodlands, potentially riparian margins.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from suckering and rhizome fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Forms dense infestations and strangles host plants.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. Please report to Auckland Council.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.