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Plant Form: Perennial vine.
Size: Growing more than 7 m high.
Stem: Light green, slender, twining, smooth or with short hairs. Emits strong odour.
Leaves: Lance to oval-shaped with pointed tip, up to 14 cm long, medium to dark green above, paler underneath and lined with hairs.
Flowers: White to cream with dark purplish centre, in clusters up to 30 cm long, with densely hairy petals.
Fruit and Seeds: Spherical, green ripening to light, yellowish, or reddish-brown.
Habitat: Forests, riverbanks, hillsides, waste areas, roadsides.
Distinguishing Features: Strong unpleasant odour. Has rounder fruit and wingless seeds compared to closely related Sewer vine (Paederia cruddasiana).