Native of Tropical America.
Occurrence: In Central Victoria most records have been on granite e.g. Mt Alexander where it is an environmental weed.
The fruit are poisonous. Inkweed is a troublesome weed in northern coastal N.S.W.
Photo 1R and 2R: The ripe fruit and unripe fruit. Harcourt North - Sedgwick Road. The unripe fruit are green. They will turn black as they ripen. Mt Alexander.
3 L: Unripe fruit. Mt Alexander. 4 M: In flower. Mt Alexander.