Araujia sericifera

Family Apocynaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCape Dandelion, Cruel Plant, False Choko, Moth Plant, Moth Vine, Peruvian Creepe, White Bladder Flower, White Moth Plant
SynonymsAraujia albens (Mart.) G.Don; Araujia hortorum E.Fourn.; Araujia sericofera orth. var. Brot.; Physianthus albens Mart.
Growth formVine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyHydrochorous (buoyant seed), Adhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)12
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA, Lord Howe Island
Exotic range (other)Southern Europe, southern Africa, western Asia, North America, Oceania, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Cliffs and bluffs, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Mangroves, Riparian systems, Scrublands/shrublands, Wet sclerophyll forest
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1870

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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