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Common name: Supplejack, karewao, pirita Botanical name: Ripogonum scandens
Family: Smilacaceae (Smilax family) Maximum height: n/a


Where found:

  • Lowland forests
  • A climbing liane with twining, twisting, flexible stems that hang in loops between the trees, that makes travelling through the forest difficult
  • Once the liane reaches the canopy and light it produces leaves, opposite, green with smooth margins (5-16cm x 2-6cm)
  • Small (10mm) grey-green bisexual flowers
  • Clusters of round bright red berries, 8mm diameter


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PHOTO: Peter Winter

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PHOTO: Maggie Bayfield





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