Pandorea pandorana (Andrews) Van Steenis

Wonga Wonga Vine

Woody climber or scrambler. Leaves more or less opposite, to about 15 cm long. Leaflets 3-9 when leaves mature, entire. Flower clusters to 15 cm long. Flowers 1-2.5 cm long, white to yellow with purple markings in the bearded throat, the lobes to about 5 mm long. Fruit capsule to 6 cm long, with seeds to 1.5 cm wide.

Australia (all mainland states), New Guinea, Malesia

Various selections of habit, geographic origin or flower colour have been given temporary and unsatisfactory cultivar names - these include a fine-leaved variant.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Pandorea pandorana 'Golden Showers'

New growth sometimes coppery. Flowers golden yellow, suffused with bronze, long-lasting.

Available since at least the 1980s.

Pandorea pandorana 'Snowbells'

Fast growing. Flowers white, fragrant. ['Snow Balls', 'Alba']

Available since at least the 1980s.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
genus        Pandorea (Endl.) Spach