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Diplocyclos palmatus

Diplocyclos palmatus

(Native Bryony)

FAMILY

Cucurbitaceae

Species

Diplocyclos palmatus

Common name

Native Bryony

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; vines

Campus

Cairns

Description

The stems of this vine may be slightly prickly; leaves are alternate, with 3-7 lobes, margins often irregularly toothed. Tendrils have 2 branches. Flowers unisexual, white, ovary inferior. The distinctive fruit is globose to elliptical to 2.5 cm diameter, at maturity it is red with white stripes.