Podranea Sprague

Name an anagram of the close relative Pandorea with which this genus was once united.

Woody climbers. Leaves opposite and compound with a terminal leaflet. Flower clusters terminal. Flowers more or less funnel-shaped, narrowed towards the base, slightly 2-lipped, pink or lilac, the calyx characteristically inflated and of same colour as the petals. Stamens 4. Fruit capsule linear, leathery, to 30 cm or more long.

Grown for the delicately coloured trumpet flowers through summer.

Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.

Flower calyx slightly inflated; stamens contained within the flower.

2 species from tropical and southern Africa.

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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
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