Stephania japonica (MENISPERMACEAE) Tape Vine

Plants to Plant

A scrambling or climbing vine found in sheltered gullies. Heart-shaped peltate leaves to 12 cms that are firm, but not stiff, hairless. Small greenish flowers in spreading axillary compound umbels in spring and summer. Shiny yellow-orange or red drupe fruits, 5 mm wide.

A vigorous, twining climber when established. 

Photo: John Abbott