Similar to banana passionfruit, smaller 5-lobed leaves, non-tubular white flowers (Dec-Apr) with ring of purple filaments. Round, yellow fruit <5cm in diameter.
Forest margins, scrub, roadsides, light gaps, coastal shrublands, hedgerows.
Seed dispersed by birds & possums.
Smothers native vegetation, can reach canopy level, cover a large area.
Use herbicide only when roots cannot be pulled. Remove all fruits to prevent seeding. Regular follow up required.
1. Hand pull & dig out roots. Cut off above ground or tie stems in air to prevent layering.
2. Cut at ground level, stump paint (200ml glyphosate/1L or 1g metsulfuron/1L or 100ml Tordon/1L or 100ml triclopyr/1L or 200ml 2,4-D plus dicamba/1L).
3. Spray large masses on ground where roots cannot be pulled, spring-autumn only (120ml 2,4-D plus dicamba/10L or 60ml triclopyr +10ml penetrant/10L).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.