Vascular – Exotic
On and just inside the margin of indigenous forest.
Deciduous vine with subterranean tubers. Glabrous. Stems slender and twining to 3-4m. Leaves with slender petioles to 15cm long, thin and ovate with a deeply cordate base. Plant dioecious, flowers about 4mm wide in racemes to 14cm long. Fruit approx. 1cm diameter, shining scarlet with 1-3 seeds.
Glabrous vine with dark subterranean tubers, with thin glabrous deeply cordate leaves. Dioecious with small flowers in pendulous racemes, scarlet fruit freely produced.
Eurasia - Europe, SW Asia, N Africa and Macaronesia
Reason For Introduction
Seed and possibly fragmentation.
Probably bird dispersed.