Billardiera volubila group

Flowers nodding in cymes of less than ten; petals always blue or pink, never yellow; darkening with age, not changing colour; spring. Fruit becoming glabrous, berrylike; wider at the top, 12-15 mm long.

A species complex under revision.

It is the only naturally occurring blue or pink-flowered Billardiera in E Australia, and is easily distinguished from the introduced Sollya group by the tiny anthers much shorter than the filaments.

This species is becoming a weedy pest in the Australian National Bot. Gds, Canberra, and has the potential to spread like Sollya.

For Sollya Group see Sollya.

Source: Cayzer, L. (2002). Pittosporaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Pittosporaceae
genus        Billardiera Sm.