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Weed Habitat 

  • Occupies young tropical forests
  • It can be found as high as 2000 meters in elevation but also threatens lower elevations that receive high average rainfall of 1800-2100mm.


  • An evergreen tree that can grow up to 15 meters high.
  • Its large (60-70cm long) attractive leaves are dark green above and purple underneath, with three prominent veins on each leaf.
  • Flowering and fruiting begin after 4-5 years.
  • Flowers are numerous, sweet-scented, white to pink in colour, and are short-lived (12-24hrs after opening)
  • Fruit are dark purple and about 10-15mm in diameter.

Miconia calvescensMiconia calvescens


Plant Type

Leaf Arrangement

Other weed identifiers

Plant Life Cycle

Weed Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.

Weed Spread