Form and Size: A straggly shrub or climber which sprawls over
surrounding vegetation, 2-4m tall.
Distribution: Coastal and tablelands areas of eastern Qld.; along
stream banks and on rainforest margins.
Leaves: Egg-shaped to lance-shaped or oval, dull green above,
rusty-scaly beneath, 5-15cm x 3-5cm; new growth silvery-scaly.
Flowers: White, 4 spreading petals, about 0.5cm diameter; borne in
Flowering Period: August to November.
Fruit: Red, oblong, 1.5-2cm long, pendulous.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings. May be trained
as a shrub with regular pruning. Needs well drained soil and regular moisture.