Coral berry, turkey berry
Rivina humilis, Fam. Petiveriaceae prev. Phytolaccaceae
Erect perennial sub-shrub or herb to about 1m
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:||Herb, Shrub|
|Family:||Petiveriaceae prev. Phytolaccaceae|
Alternate, simple, lance shaped, 4-100 x 10-30mm, tapering to a point, bright green, venation on upper surface slightly depressed, margins entire or toothed. Leaves emit an unpleasant smell when damaged or crushed.
White, Pink, Green
|Flower description:||Small, green, white or pink, 2-3mm long, borne in axillary or terminal racemes.|
|Fruit description:||Bright red round fleshy berries, 3-4 x 3-4mm, each containing one brown or black seed, 2-3mm long.|
|Food source for:|
|Toxicity:||Toxic if ingested|
|Notes:||Spread by: birds, water, contaminated soil and garden waste. Invades/threats: disturbed rainforest, vine thickets, beach scrub, creek bank communities. Notes: able to grow in shade therefore can establish under rainforest canopy where it often forms large colonies. Taints milk if eaten by dairy cattle. Berries toxic to humans. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|