Common name: bower vine, bower of beauty
Pandorea jasminoides (G.Don) Schum. APNI*
Synonyms: Tecoma jasminoides G.Don APNI*
Tecoma jasminoides Lindl., nom. illeg. APNI*
Description: Tall woody climber.
Leaves mostly opposite, sometimes in whorls of 3, 12–17 cm long; leaflets 4–7, ovate to ± lanceolate, 4.5–6 cm long, 15–30 mm wide, apex acuminate, base cuneate to rounded with basal leaflets asymmetric, margins entire, surfaces glabrous; petiole 2–4 cm long; petiolules 2–4 mm long.
Inflorescences 6–12 cm long. Calyx 5–7 mm long. Corolla 4–6 cm long, white or pink with throat red, hairy inside, minutely hairy outside; tube ± straight, 10–20 mm diam.; lobes 2–3 cm long.
Capsule oblong-ovoid, 4–6 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, beaked; winged seeds 10–15 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical, littoral and dry rainforest; north from the Hastings R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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