Monkey's comb (Pithecoctenium crucigerum)

Also known as: white trumpet vine

Monkey’s comb is an aggressive woody climber. It will quickly out-compete and smother other species.


How does this weed affect you?

Monkey's comb infestations will quickly out-compete and smother other species. 

How does it spread?

Infestations in Australia do not produced seed.

What does it look like?

Monkey’s comb or white trumpet vine is an aggressive woody climber with heart shaped leaves. 

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Monkey's comb (Pithecoctenium crucigerum).

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.
North Coast Regional Recommended Measure*
Land managers should mitigate the risk of new weeds being introduced to their land. The plant should be eradicated from the land and the land kept free of the plant. The plant should not be bought, sold, grown, carried or released into the environment. Notify local control authority if found.
*To see the Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plans containing demonstrated outcomes that fulfill the general biosecurity duty for this weed click here

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Reviewed 2017