Weed Habitat

  • Occupies young tropical forests
  • It can be found as high as 2000 meters in elevation but also threatens lower elevations that receive high average rainfall of 1800-2100mm.


  • An evergreen tree that can grow up to 15 meters high.
  • Its large (60-70cm long) attractive leaves are dark green above and purple underneath, with three prominent veins on each leaf.
  • Flowering and fruiting begin after 4-5 years.
  • Flowers are numerous, sweet-scented, white to pink in colour, and are short-lived (12-24hrs after opening)
  • Fruit are dark purple and about 10-15mm in diameter.

Miconia calvescens

Miconia calvescens berries


Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.