Novon 11: 9 (2001) APNI
Pubescent climber. Leaves 3-lobed, up to 10 cm long and 14 cm wide, undersurface covered in velvety hairs, upper surface with hairs mostly along veins; lobes acute; margins coarsely toothed; petiole 1.5–3 cm long, with 8–12 small glands; stipules with broad, irregular base extending on one side into linear segment, c. 2–5 mm long. Flowers opening to 8–9 cm across; bracts 2.5–3.5 cm long, green, fused for c. one-third their length; floral tube (hypanthium plus calyx-tube) 6–8 cm long, c. 1 cm diam., olive-green outside; calyx-lobes 2.5–4 cm long, white inside; petals as long as calyx-lobes, pink; outer corona a purple band with pink spots; inner corona white; anthers and ovary subtended by stalk 7–8 cm long, ovary-stalk hardly extending further. Berry oblong, 6–7 cm long, 3–3.5 cm diam., yellow. Flowers Jan.–Mar.
*EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Originates from South America. Often grown in home gardens as an ornamental climber and naturalised in a few scattered localities including the Otways, Dandenong Ranges and Warburton, where invading tall open forest.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|