|This is a spreading, semi-evergreen or evergreen climber that grows 15 feet or more. Stems and foliage have hooked barbs. Leaves are pinnate, bright green, up to 10 inches long, with 8 to 13 oblong to ovate leaflets. Summer borne flowers are saucer-shaped, lilac, 2 1/2 inches wide, and held in terminal, drooping panicles, to 6 inches wide. Fruit is small, round, orange, to 4 inches wide. Native to Costa Rica. Protect from frost.