Description: Woody climbers, branchlets ribbed.
Leaves opposite, compound with 2 or 3 leaflets, often with terminal leaflet modified into a trifid (3-branched) tendril.
Inflorescences terminal or axillary, thyrses. Calyx cupular, truncate, minutely 5-denticulate. Corolla usually tubular, straight to slightly curved; lobes valvate. Stamens 4, exserted from corolla.
Fruit a linear, smooth capsule.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 or 4 species, tropical South America. Australia: 1 species (naturalised), Qld, N.S.W.
Text by A.L. Quirico, Flora of NSW 3 (1992); revised May 2017 (PGK)
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)
|One species in NSW: Pyrostegia venusta|