Saritaea magnifica (Sprague ex Steenis) Dugand
Arrabidaea magnifica Sprague ex Steenis
glow vine, glowvine, purple bignonia, purple funnel vine, saritaea
Native to north-western South America (i.e. Colombia and Ecuador).
Occasionally naturalised in the coastal districts of northern, central and south-eastern Queensland.
Glowvine (Saritaea magnifica) is regarded as an environmental weed in northern Queensland. It is currently most troublesome in the Kuranda area, with numerous infestations around the town and one near the Barron River weir that is estimated to cover several hectares.
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