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Scrambling Lily

(Geitonoplesium cymosum, fam. Philesiacae)

Geitonoplesium cymosum Geitonoplesium cymosum Geitonoplesium cymosum Geitonoplesium cymosum Geitonoplesium cymosum
A slender perennial vine with fleshy, fibrous roots.
Form or habit: Climbing or twining plant
Leaf:Simple Opposite

Narrow to narrowly egg- shaped, prominant parrallel veins, conspicuous raised midrib on the upper surface, green & glossy. 5-8 x 1-2cm.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: White
Flower description:White to mauve with yellow stamens, about 2cm diameter; 6 star-like petals. Borne in pendulant clusters near the ends of branchlets. Flowering November to February
Fruit conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour:
Fruit: Fleshy
Fruit description: Berries, black, glossy, globular 0.6cm diameter.
Habitat:Rainforest,Gallery (Riverine or riparian) forest,Vine thicket,Woodland/ open forest
Distribution:Northern Queensland to eastern Victoria
Food source for:Fruit are eaten by rose crowned fruit dove, mistletoe bird and satin bowerbird.
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Origin:Australia; New Guinea
Weed status:
Notes:Distinguished from Wombat Berry (Eustrephus latifolius) by: black fruit; inner segments of flowers not fringed; conspicuous raised midrib on the upper surface whereas Eustrephus has several veins on the lower surface.
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