Leea novoguineensis, Fam. Vitaceae
A fast growing rainforest and understorey shrub to 5m high, with a multi-stemmed habit. Previously Leea indica.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Compound, to 80cm long, twice pinnate with leaflets varying in size. Leaflets opposite plus a terminal leaflet, lance shaped, dark green, prominent veins, serrated margins, to 10 x 4cm.
|Flower description:||Small, white or cream, tubular, four to five lobed flowers, borne in axillary flat topped clusters. November to January and sporadic.|
Brown, Purple, Green, Red
|Fruit description:||Green changing to red and brown purple berries, about 1cm in diameter, borne in erect clusters.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, New Guinea, Malesia, Asia.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea, Malesia, Asia.|
|Notes:||Needs semi-shade to full shade, but will grow in most soil types providing they are kept moist and well drained. Propagate from fresh seed or cuttings.|
|Information sources:||Atlas of Living Australia (2022) Leea novoguineensis Valeton., Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|