Pandorea floribunda—Yellow-flowered Wonga Vine—BIGNONIACEAE.

Pandorea floribunda

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Habitat—Grows on the margins of littoral, dry and wet rainforest; also widespread outside rainforest.

Distribution—North from Bermagui in New South Wales to Fraser Island in Queensland.

Description—Woody scrambler or climber with ± twining stems to 20cm thick, glabrous.

Local occurrences

Cape Hawke and Sea Acres National Park.

Leaves.— Compound, pinnate, mostly opposite, leaflets 7 to 17, entire; strongly dimorphic with juvenile leaves 2 to 8 cm long and with 8 to 17 small bluntly toothed leaflets; adult leaves 8 to 16 cm long and mostly 3 to 5—foliolate, leaflets linear to ± ovate, 2.5 to 8 cm long, 0.2 to 3 cm wide, apex acuminate with a mucro, base rounded to cuneate, margins usually entire, glabrous; petiole to 1 to 4.5 cm long; lateral petiolules 1 to 2 mm long.

Pandorea floribunda
Pandorea floribunda

Inflorescence.— A showy panicle of tubular flowers from 4 to 40 cm long, pale yellow and often with brown or purple blotches or stripes in throat, bearded inside, glabrous outside; tube ± straight, 3 to 10 mm diam.; lobes 2 to 4 mm long.

Flowering.—Late Autumn to early Spring..

Fruit.—Capsule oblong—ovoid, 4 to 6 cm long, 10 to 20 mm wide, beaked; winged seeds 10 to 15 mm diam.

Ripe.—Late Spring to early Summer.

Pandorea floribunda