Habitat: bank, coast, dry, flat , forest, forest edge, gravel, loam, lowland, margin, moist, open, peat, sand, shaded, sheltered, shrubland, stone, terrace, track, wasteland

Dispersal: Seed, vegetative

  • a vigorous, densely hairy, deciduous, climber with twining stems.
  • its leaves are large and rounded (upto 14 cm across) with white star-like hairs beneath and the petiole is covered with reddish-brown hairs.
  • its flowers occur singly or or small groups and have white petals 1.5-3 cm long.
  • its fruit is a large (4-10 cm long) fleshy berry with short brown hairs and hangs below the leaves.
Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42.