Bot. Mag. 45: t.1989 (1818) APNI
Woody, glabrous climber. Leaves deeply 3-lobed, up to 18 cm long and 17 cm wide; lobes usually acute; margins regularly toothed; petiole 1.5–2 cm long, with 2 stalked glands near apex; stipules linear, c. 10 mm long. Flowers 6–7 cm across; bracts 1–2 cm long, green; sepals keeled, c. 3 cm long, green outside, white inside; petals c. 2.5 cm long, white; outer corona of threads in 2 series, green at base, purple in middle, white at apex; inner corona membranous; anthers and ovary subtended by a stalk c. 2 cm long, ovary-stalk hardly extending further. Berry ovoid to globose, 4–5 cm long, 3–4 cm diam., purple. Flowers mostly Oct.–Jan.
*EGL, *GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, NI, LHI. Native to Brazil. Widely cultivated for its edible fruit, occasionally naturalised at margins of warm temperate rainforest in East Gippsland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|