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MADEIRA VINE, LAMB'S TAIL, POTATO VINE

(Anredera cordifolia, fam. Basellaceae)

Anredera cordifolia Anredera cordifolia Anredera cordifolia Anredera cordifolia Anredera cordifolia
Rampant fleshy twiner with tuberous roots. Produces numerous (1,000’s) small, knobby, reproductive potato-like ‘bulbs’ in leaf axils.
Form or habit: Climbing or twining plant
Latex:Absent
Leaf:Simple Alternate

Heart-shaped, 70 x 45mm fleshy, light green.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: White
Flower description:Small, white on long drooping axillary spikes resembling a lamb’s tail, 100mm long; fragrant.
Fruit conspicuous: Unknown
Fruit colour:
Fruit:
Fruit description: Not known to produce viable fruit in Australia.
Habitat:
Distribution:
Food source for:
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Origin:South America
Weed:Yes
Weed status:Declared class 3
Notes:Spread by: ‘Bulbs’ spread by water, gravity and in garden waste.
Invades/threats: Creek banks, smothers and destroys trees and shrubs. Introduced as garden ornamental. Large infestations on Cattle Creek in the Pioneer Catchment.
Information sources: Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2011) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region.

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