U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 1: 272 (1854) APNI
Large woody climber, new growth rusty-pubescent; tendrils 2-branched. Leaves usually palmately 5-foliolate, leaflets elliptic to obovate or ovate, 3–15 cm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex acuminate, base obtuse, margins entire or sparsely toothed, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface glaucous and often pubescent; petiole usually 2–4 cm long; petiolules 5–20 mm long. Umbels of inflorescences 3–7 cm long. Calyx merging into the very short, indistinct pedicel, calyx lobes to c. 0.5 mm long, rounded, much wider than long; petals elliptic, 2–3 mm long, yellow. Berry globose, c. 10 mm diam., purple. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF. Also Qld, NSW. New Guinea. In Victoria, confined to warm-temperate rain-forest communities east of Lakes Entrance (an old collection labelled 'Dandenong Ranges' almost certainly mislabelled). The vines sometimes almost entirely cover the tree canopy (typically Syzygium smithii).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|