Stinking passion flower
Passiflora foetida, Fam. Passifloraceae
Perennial vines climbing with axillary tendrils. Sticky, unpleasant smelling with thin bristly-hairy twining stems to 4m long.
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. Shallowly 3 lobed, heart shaped at base, 35-145 x 30-100mm, both sides sparsely or densely hairy including glandular hairs, margins also with glandular hairs; stalk 30-60mm long.
White, Cream, Purple, Green
|Flower description:||Typical passion flowers, 5-petalled borne singly in leaf axils. Green, white, cream or purple, 30-50mm diameter.|
|Fruit description:||Fleshy, slightly 6-lobed, yellow-orange at maturity, 17-25 x 15-22mm, more-or-less enclosed in lacy green bracts. Black seeds, 5mm long, surrounded by sweet greyish pulp.|
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|Toxicity:||Toxic if ingested|
|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: young leaves and green fruit poisonous to stock. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|