A woody vine growing into the canopy, widely distributed in subtropical and dry rainforest.

Alternate leaves with faintly toothed margins.Greenish small flower (to 5mm) on hairy, terminal panicles followed by yellow-orange fruit in leathery capsule to 9mm wide splitting to reveal small angular seeds with orange-yellow arils. Ripe April-May.

Considered too large and vigorous for small gardens but useful otherwise for established rainforest plantings.

Propagate from fresh seed with the aril removed.

Photo: Robert Whyte

This is the plant which Denhamia celastroides resembles. In Walton Bridge Reserve they are growing side by side. This photo is of a specimen found in a reveg planting behind the soccer oval in The Gap, near Glenafric Street.

Photo: Robert Whyte