Sarcopetalum harveyanum


This vine has alternate, very glossy, heartshaped leaves up to 12 cm long, with seven prominent veins radiating from the base of the leaf. The leaves have a long, narrow tip and two rounded lobes at the base of the leaf blade. The leaf stalk is long, more than half as long as the leaf blade, joining the edge of the leaf between the two lobes.

Pearl Vine is often seen on the ground as a young plant but can develop into a tall woody climber. In summer, the small pinkish-yellow flowers are in clusters of spikes on the old wood. The bright red fruit is 5‒8 mm in diameter.

Lake Tyers, eastern VIC to northern QLD