Pandorea baileyana—Large-leaved Wonga Vine—BIGNONIACEAE

Pandorea baileyana

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Habitat— In Sub-tropical and Warm-temperate Rainforest

Distribution— North from Byron Bay in New South Wales to Lamington and Springbrook in Queensland.

Description— Woody Vine.

Local occurrences

Australian Botanic Gardens Canberra

Leaves.— Compound, opposite or whorled, 5 to 17 leaflets, pinnately divided. Leaves usually opposite, sometimes in whorls of 3 or 4, 13 to 30 cm long; leaflets usually 7 to 9, ovate to oblong-elliptic, 5.5 to 14 cm long, apex acuminate to acute, base rounded or slightly tapering, hairless, margins entire or sometimes toothed; net veins and main lateral veins raised and obovious, especially on the lower surface; petiole 2 to 7 cm long. Stems twining, secondary branches pendent, hairless.

Pandorea baileyana
Pandorea baileyana

Inflorescence.— Flowers bisexual, tubular, tube 1 to 1.5 cm long, cream with pink inside the throat.

Flowering.—Late Spring

Fruit.—A capsule, oblong-ovid, 4 to 7 cm long; seeds numerous, circular, flat, winged, 1 to 1.5 cm diam.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn