Prodr. Fl. Norfolk. 67 (1833) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Climbing or trailing herb with glabrescent or slightly hispid stems. Leaves simple, ovate, cordate at base; lamina 4–7 cm long, 5–8 cm wide, 3–5-lobed to c. midway (rarely more deeply lobed), sparsely bristly on both surfaces, bristles denser along veins, margins toothed; petiole 1–10 cm long, ribbed with occasional longitudinal rows of retrorse hairs; tendrils 2–5-branched. Male inflorescence 10–20-flowered; peduncle 2.5–9 cm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long, glandular hairy; petals 3 mm long, greenish-white. Female inflorescences in 6–8-flowered heads; peduncle 5–15 mm long; ovary with soft barbed spines and glandular hairs. Fruit ovoid, 7–12 mm long, 4–7 mm diam., green with soft barbed spines on pedicels 2–3 cm long; seeds 5–7 mm long, ovate. Flowers Dec.–May.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF. Qld, NSW, Tas. (Bass Strait islands). New Zealand, south-west Pacific. Rare in Victoria where occurring chiefly along margins of warm-temperate rainforests and in sheltered riparian scrubs, eastwards from Glenaladale area.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|