Gard. Chron. 23: 724 (1855) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Glabrous climber or scrambler. Leaves 3-lobed (sometimes secondary lobing in young foliage), up to 10 cm long and 10 cm wide; lobes obtuse to acute; margins entire to wavy; petiole 2–5 cm long, without glands; stipules narrow-lanceolate, 3–10 mm long. Flowers 4–7 cm diam.; sepals slightly keeled, 25–35 mm long, red inside, greenish outside; petals 8–15 mm long, red; outer corona of threads 6–12 mm long, yellow; inner corona whitish, 5–6 (sometimes to 8) mm long; anthers and ovary subtended by stalk 2–4 cm long, ovary-stalk extending a further 2–7 mm. Berry ellipsoid to spheroid, 2–3.5 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, SnM, Strz, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Locally common in East Gippsland, where growing in crevices and sheltered sites among granite boulders; apparently naturalised elsewhere, e.g. Black Rock, Beaumaris, near Mt Worth and near Clover Dam.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|