Climbing branched spineless herbaceous vine to 4 m from a short rhizome with tuberous roots. Inflorescence consisting of solitary or paired flowers in cladode axils. Cladodes broadly-ovate, flattened, 1.5-3.5 cm long, 1 per node, multi-nerved. Flowers, bisexual, bell-shaped, 5-8 mm long; spring to summer.Tepals greenish-white, anthers joined to enclose ovary. Fruit red. Syn. Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (L.) Willd.
S Africa (Cape).
Formerly grown in gardens as an ornamental ground cover on embankments and hanging baskets. Extremely invasive and now a declared noxious weed in most states.
Source: (2005). Asparagaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.