Foliage

A large woody vine growing into the canopy of rainforest, north from Wingham, NSW.

Compound, alternate leaves with 9-13 ovate-elliptical leaflets up to 5 cm long and 2 cm wide.

Pink/mauve 1cm pea flowers on arched racemes from September-October. Flattened, hairy pods to 8 cm long. Ripe March-May.

Propagation from fresh seed which has been scarified. Not commonly propagated so is hard to find in nurseries.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Foliage closeup

In this image, note the absence of upward pointing sharp stipels from the leaf axils which are a characteristic of the similar looking Blood Vine (Austrosteenisia blackii) but not Native Derris.

Photo: Robert Whyte