Pandorea pandorana—Wonga Vine, Wonga Wonga Vine—BIGNONIACEAE.

Pandorea pandorana

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Habitat—Grows to a large woody climber in coastal rainforest or as a scrambler or climber in moist gullies in sclerophyll forest and woodland, frequently in rocky sites.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory.

Description—Woody scrambler or climber with ± twining branches, glabrous; older branches ± longitudinally ridged and with fawnish bark.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Ohmas Bay, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tonie's Gully, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls, Wallamba River Area and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, mostly opposite, leaflets 9 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 9—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 pandorana
Pandorea pandorana

Inflorescence.— 5 to 15 cm long. Calyx 3 to 5 mm long. Corolla 1 to 2.5 cm long, whitish and often with purple blotches or stripes in throat, bearded inside, glabrous outside; tube ± straight, 5 to 10 mm diam.; lobes 3 to 6 mm long.

Flowering.—June to September.

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

Ripe.—Spring to Summer.

Pandorea pandorana