Description: Woody climbers, rarely scandent shrubs, evergreen.
Leaves opposite, imparipinnate, tendrils absent.
Inflorescences terminal thyrses, also in upper axils, sometimes appearing racemose. Calyx cup-shaped, shallowly lobed. Corolla tubular; lobes imbricate. Stamens 4, didynamous, usually included in corolla tube.
Fruit an oblong-obovoid capsule, stipitate, beaked; seeds flat, ± circular, thinly winged all round.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, Australia, Malesia, New Caledonia. Australia: 4 species (3 species endemic), mainland States.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxa not yet included in identification key
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|1||Leaflets with net veins and main lateral veins raised and obvious, especially on the lower surface; leaves opposite or often in whorls of 3 or 4||Pandorea baileyana|
|Leaflets with net veins faint or obscure, the main lateral veins also not very prominent; leaves mostly opposite, sometimes in whorls of 3||2|
|2||Leaflets small, narrow to broad, 9–17 per leaf, margins bluntly toothed||Pandorea pandorana|
|Leaflets large, usually 3–9 or rarely to 15, margins entire|
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|3||Leaflets gradually drawn out into a rather long blunt point; lowest leaflets of each leaf usually asymmetric; corolla 4–6 cm long, tube with minute appressed hairs outside||Pandorea jasminoides|
|Leaflets abruptly and shortly pointed, not markedly asymmetric; corolla 1–2.5 cm long, tube glabrous outside|
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