Slender climber (vine) with wiry stems uses its roots to climb trees and rocks in moist rainforest from north-east NSW to north-east Queensland. Simple dark green leaves up to 8 cm long and 2 cm wide; these leaves have a prominent, expanded petiole, to 11 cm x 15 mm, which is leaf-like and separated from the true leaf by a sharp constriction. Bright red oblong fruits up to 1 cm long are ripe mainly in summer. Young plants have a distinctive zig-zag growth pattern. Bush tucker species.
Photo: Robert Whyte