Corky passion flower
Passiflora suberosa, Fam. Passifloraceae
Perennial vines climbing with axillary tendrils. Stems to 6m or more, older stems corky at base, forming roots when in contact with the ground.
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)|
Alternate, simple. Unlobed or 3-lobed with rounded or heart shaped base, 30-100 x 12-100mm, glabrous, stalk 5-20mm long with 2 glands about half way along.
|Flower description:||Typical passion flowers, 5-petalled borne singly in leaf axils. Yellow-green, 8-25mm in diameter.|
|Fruit description:||Ovoid fleshy berries with numerous seeds surrounded by pulpy aril. Dark purple or black at maturity, 10-15 x 10-15mm, containing numerous 3-4mm long black seeds.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||West Indies and South America|
|Notes:||Spread by: birds, animals, water, garden waste, contaminated soil. Invades/threats: forest edges, creek lines, disturbed rainforest, open vegetation, coastal areas and crops. They often grow over vegetation forming a thick smothering cover that can lead to plant or crop death. Notes: widespread, common and often abundant weed in this region, especially in coastal communities. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|