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Pandorea pandorana (Andrews) Steenis subsp. pandorana Family Bignoniaceae
Common name: Wonga Wonga Vine

Pandorea pandorana subsp. pandorana (Andrews) Steenis APNI*

Synonyms: Pandorea doratoxylon (J.M.Black) J.M.Black APNI*
Tecoma australis R.Br. APNI*

Description: Woody scrambler or climber with ± twining branches, glabrous; older branches ± longitudinally ridged and with fawnish bark.

Leaves mostly opposite, strongly dimorphic with juvenile leaves 2–8 cm long and with 8–17 small bluntly toothed leaflets; adult leaves 8–16 cm long and mostly 3–9-foliolate, leaflets linear to ± ovate, 2.5–8 cm long, 0.2–3 cm wide, apex acuminate with a mucro, base rounded to cuneate, margins usually entire, glabrous; petiole to 1–4.5 cm long; lateral petiolules 1–2 mm long.

Inflorescences 5–15 cm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long. Corolla 1–2.5 cm long, whitish and often with purple blotches or stripes in throat, bearded inside, glabrous outside; tube ± straight, 5–10 mm diam.; lobes 3–6 mm long.

Capsule oblong-ovoid, 4–6 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, beaked; winged seeds 10–15 mm diam.


Flowering: June–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows to a large woody climber in coastal rainforest or as a scrambler or climber in moist gullies in sclerophyll forest and woodland, frequently in rocky sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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