Sp. Pl. 1: 202 (1753) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Soft-wooded climber, new growth pubescent to some extent; tendrils 2-branched. Leaves entire shallowly to deeply 3–7 lobed, 5–15 cm long and wide, lobes obtuse to acute, base usually cordate, often deeply so, margins irregularly toothed, upper surface finally glabrous, lower surface sometimes retaining some fine hairs, usually near the base, rarely throughout; petiole 2–5(–10) cm long. Inflorescence narrow-pyramidal, to c. 15 cm long, interrupted; cymules almost umbellate, many-flowered; pedicel 1–3 mm long. Calyx 0.2–0.5 mm long; petals spathulate, c. 2–4 mm long at anthesis, yellow-green. Berry globose, c. 1–2 cm diam., green or purple; seeds 0–3, pyriform, 3–5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
*GipP, *VVP. Collected from vicinity of culivated plants in Melbourne suburbs, Ballarat, Myrtleford areas.
Widely cultivated for fruit and wine-making.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|