Geitonoplesium cymosum
Very Common

This slender climber has narrow, alternate dark green leaves, with fine longitudinal veins on a very short, twisted stalk. Leaves are 5‒9 cm by 0.5‒1 cm and have a raised midvein on the upper surface, most distinct near the base. At first sight the leaves may appear to be compound leaves.

The white flowers hang in small clusters in the forks of the leaves. The fruit is a round, black berry up to 1 cm across, containing shiny black seeds. The narrow leaves and raised midvein on the upper side distinguish this vine from Wombat Berry Eustrephus latifolius, as does the leaf colour, which is glossy dark green above and paler below; Wombat Berry leaves are almost the same green on both surfaces. Fruit colour is also different.

Gippsland Lakes, VIC to northeast Qld; also on Lord Howe Island