Stephania japonica (Tape Vine) is a light climber with thin wiry stems Leaves alternate and grow to 12cm. Clusters of small yellow flowers appear during spring to summer, followed by red and yellow fruits of 6mm.
The Stephania Japonica is a favourite plant of the Fruit Piercing Moth (Eudocima salaminia) which feeds on it's leaves.
More information on the Stephania Japonica at the Toowoomba Plants Blog Here...
Trish Gardener - Toowoomba Plants Blog
Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum Wild Guide
Mangroves to Mountains Revised Edition - Field Guide to Native Plants of South East Queensland
|Stephania japonica (Tape Vine) Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields|
|Fruits of the Stephania japonica (Tape Vine) at Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields 20/06/14|