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Small white flowers give rise to bright red berries on this small herbaceous plant with lanceolate leaves. Native to North, Central and South America and West Indies. It is widely naturalized in Indo-Malesia and the Pacific Islands. In Australia it invades rainforest margins and shady places and in other islands like Fiji, it occurs in coastal areas and along roadsides. ( http://www.sanbi.org/information/infobas... )
Growing amongst garden ornamentals in several spots in a large semi-urban yard & garden in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.
Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012