Monkey's comb (Pithecoctenium crucigerum)

Also known as: white trumpet vine



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


Infestations in Australia do not produced seed.


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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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lane Cove 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to

Reviewed 2014