Family APOCYNACEAE Life Form VINE
A vine with twining stems to 12 m long.
Leaves are opposite on the stem, green and hairless above but pale with dense short downy hairs on the underside.
A broken leaf stalk exudes copious milky sap.
Flowers are large and ornamental, white, bell shaped, fragrant.
The large grey-green fruit are choko-like in appearance and split to release hundreds of plumed seeds.
Summer to Autumn
Competes with native vegetation
In and near disturbed sites, invading rainforest and riparian vegetation
Key threatening process
Sparse but widespread, known from Goonengerry, Wilsons Creek-Huonbrook, Binna Burra, Dorroughby.
Similar Native Species:
Marsdenia spp. and Parsonsia spp.