Solanum seaforthianum, Fam. Solanaceae
A slender perennial climber with thin green mostly glabrous stems and clear sap.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Vine (Climbing, Twining or groundcover)|
Compund, alternate, ovate in outline, 40-160 x 40-110mm, deeply lobed with some lobes separated as leaflets; apex of lobes pointed.
Yellow, Purple, Violet
|Flower description:||Star-shaped lavender to violet with yellow centres, 20-30mm in diameter; borne in few-50 flowered terminal sprays.|
|Fruit description:||Shiny-red fleshy, globular berries, 8-12mm in diameter with numerous red-brown seeds about 3mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||Toxic if ingested, irritant sap|
|Notes:||Spread by: virds and water. Invades/threats: rainforest and vine thickets; smothers gullies and rainforest margins. Notes: introduced as an garden ornamental; now widely naturalised throughout this region. All parts of plant are poisonous to humans. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|