Family PASSIFLORACEAE Life Form Vine
Origin South America
Slender vine, with older stems becoming corky. Leaves usually deeply and acutely lobed, sometimes unlobed, two glands near middle of leaf stalk. Flowers pale greenish. Berry, globose purple-black.
Summer – Autumn
Autumn – Winter
Smothers native vegetation.
Disturbed rainforest in warmer areas
Seed, bird dispersed
Key threatening process. Environmental weed.
Similar Native Species:
Passiflora herbertiana, Native Passionfruit has leaves not as deeply lobed and greenish fruit
Cut, scrape & paint stem with glyphosate & water at 1:1.5 or carefully handpull or prise up roots of seedlings & small vines
Use a combination of handweeding, pulling down vines so foliage is on ground and then spraying with glyphosate & water at 1:50 (20ml/L) + metsulfuron methyl
& water at 1.5g/10L + non ionic surfactant + sticker. Avoid using glyphosate spray mix in areas with native grasses. the foliage on this vine has a very waxy coating therefore a penetrant & sticker is essential. Cover foliage well.
Covered by off label permit
9907 for use in areas of native vegetation to control noxious and environmental weeds. Further detail available at http://permits. apvma.gov.au/PER9907.PDF