Coral berry.

Rivina humilis

family

Phytolaccaceae

origin

Exotic

declaration

NIL

NIL

For information only

Common names

Coral berry, Baby pepper, Bloodberry rougeplant, Inkberry, Pigeon berry, Small pokeweed.

A small shrub or woody herbaceous plant that prefers damp and shady habitats. Its alternately arranged leaves (3-13 cm long) are mostly hairless with entire margins and pointed tips. Its whitish flowers are arranged in elongated clusters (5-15 cm long) in the forks of the upper leaves. These flowers have four small 'petals' (i.e. perianth segments) that turn from white or pinkish to greenish as they mature. Its fruit small rounded berries (3-4 mm across) turn from green to bright glossy red as they mature.

Leaf arrangement:Simple
Leaf form:Alternate
White
Purple
Green

Impact

Impact

Coral berry (Rivina humilis) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales, and as a "sleeper weed" in other parts of Australia.

Location

Location

Characteristics

Characteristics

Similar Species

Similar Species

Control Methods