Cardiospermum grandiflorum

Family Sapindaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesBalloon Vine, Heart Seed Vine, Large Balloon Creeper, Showy Balloon Vine
SynonymsCardiospermum hirsutum Willd.
Growth formVine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril, Hydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)10
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica, tropical America, West Indes
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Cliffs and bluffs, Forest, Riparian systems
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1939

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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