Palmeria scandens

This vigorous, woody climber has opposite leaves that are 5‒14 cm long and rough to the touch because of many small hairs. The tip of the leaf is sharply pointed with lateral veins prominent.

The male and female flowers are separate but grow on the same plant, usually appearing in late winter. The false fruit are green and round until they split open to reveal 3‒7 red fruit that later turn shiny black.

The vine climbs upward with the help of backwardly directed shoots at the end of its long, new stems, hence the common name, Anchor Vine.

Batemans Bay area, NSW to northern QLD