Vigorous perennial liana. Leaves are < 22 x 17 cm, ovate and entire. Flowers are showy, white with purple/pink, < 12 cm in diameter and borne in summer. Fruits are obovoid, < 9 x 5.5 cm, green ripening to yellow/orange/purple, often speckled and borne in autumn – winter.
To help protect our environment:
Seeds dispersed by mammals, humans and possibly birds. Vegetative spread from stem fragments.
Suppresses vegetation growth. Potential to compete with native vegetation and provide food resource to invasive mammals.
Cut and pull vines away from desirable trees and native plants before foliar spraying. 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.