A large vine of temperate subtropical rainforests. The vine attracts one of the largest and most spectacular butterflies the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is considered an endangered species. This is the only food source for the catterpillars of this butterfly and is essential for the survival of the species. Plants require support on which to climb, a trellis, a fence or over a stump.
A versatile plant for Aboriginal people.The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit.The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking. Excellent landscape specimen.
A hardy tree for drier sites frequently grown for shade or stock fodder. Trees have a straight stout trunk and produce cream flowers in spring. Indigenous Australians used the bark fibres to make rope and string, the wood was used for fire sticks. A common tree in drier rainforests.