Common name: Chalice vine
Botanical name: Solandra maxima
Other common names: Golden cup, Trumpet flower
General description: A large woody vine cultivated as an ornamental.
Flowers: The flowers, which open mostly at night, are large, cup-shaped, white to yellow in colour, sometimes with purple veins, and measure up to 25cm in length. The flowers are strongly perfumed at night.
Leaves: The leaves are up to 15cm long and 7cm wide, and can sometimes be variegated in colour.
Fruit/Berries: The fruit are fleshy, nearly round and up to 6cm in diameter, white to pale-yellow, with many small seeds inside.
Other: The sap has been recorded as being an irritant, either in the eye or on the skin.
Symptoms: All parts of the plant are thought to be toxic. If ingested, symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dilated pupils, temperatures and delirium.
Toxicity category: 2, 3
Warning: For all eye exposures rinse the eye with water for 15 minutes and then seek urgent medical assistance. Seek medical assistance for all ingestions.