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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Ripogonum scandens
Height: 6m;  Spread: 1m
Supplejack (Vine)
This slow growing vine eventually reaches the treetops. Bold compound leaves and abundant bright red berries.
» Click here for more detailed information on epiphytes...
» Click here for our Ripogonum scandens article published in The Fringe, May 2015 ...
Photo gallery:
An entanglement of Supplejack is nearly impenetrable.
The vertical climbing stems of supplejack twine around each other to give mutual support and reach-up to the highest branches.