Ripogonum brevifolium (SMILACACEAE) Small-leaved Supplejack

Plants to Plant

Vigorous climber (vine) with stems up to 10 m long, opposite or alternate leaves up to 8 cm long and 3 cm wide, 4 mm to 8 mm petioles. Climbs using prickly stems and firm stiff spreading leaves. Creamy-white flowers on axillary racemes from August to October. Black globular berries (2 cm wide) from May to July contain pale ovoid seeds. Found in subtropical and dry rainforests from central eastern NSW to north-east Queensland.

Photo: Robert Whyte