- Widely distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions.
- Infestations usually start in creek and river systems then spread to adjacent hillsides and pastures.
- Perennial, can grow unsupported to 2 m or scramble up to 15 m in trees
- Stems, leaves and seedpods have a milky sap when broken.
- Leaves are dark green and glossy, 6-10 cm long, and in opposite pairs.
- Flowers are large with five white to light purple petals in a funnel shape.
- Seedpods are 10-12 cm long, are rigid and grow in pairs at the end of a short stalk.
Other weed identifiers
Plant Life Cycle
for further information on declaration refer to your Local Government or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. It is also a Weed of National Significance.