Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Pandorea jasminoides (G.Don) K.Schum.

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Flowers. © G. Sankowsky
leaves and flower [not vouchered]. CC-BY: S. & A. Pearson.
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Schumann, K.M. in Engler, H.G.A. & Prantl, K.A.E. (1894), Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien T. IV 3b (109): 230.

Common name

Bower Vine


Woody vine, bark brown. Stems glabrous.


Leaves opposite or rarely whorled, pinnately compound, with 5-9 or rarely 3 opposite leaflets, imparipinnate (with terminal leaflet); leaf axis or rhachis with a terminal leaflet on a much longer petiolule. Rhachis and petiole channelled above, articulation line or joint present between leaflet and rhachis. Stipules absent. Petiole 2-4 cm long; petiolules on lateral leaflets 0-4 mm long, on terminal leaflets 5-30 mm long. Leaflet blades elliptic, ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-8.5 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, base attenuate, cuneate to rounded, ± asymmetric, margin entire, apex acuminate. Leaflets glabrous, with 5-8 lateral veins. Scattered crater like glands visible on the underside of the leaflet blade. Domatia absent.


Inflorescence terminal or in upper axils, flowers arranged in paired cymes in a panicle or thyrse, 6-12 cm long. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, 5-merous, up to c. 50 mm diameter. Sepals 5, fused, cupular, tube 5-8 mm long, lobes 1-2 mm long, green to pale pink. Petals 5, fused, trumpet shaped, tube 4-6 cm long, 10-20 mm diam., 5-lobed and slightly 2-lipped, lobes spreading, 2-3 cm long, white or pink with darker pink to red throat. Short irregular hairs outside of tube and on both surfaces of corolla lobes, long white hairs present in throat and a band of hairs at base of filaments, where attached to corolla. Stamens 4, didynamous (in two pairs of unequal length) included in corolla tube. Stigmas 2 on slender style, flattened and ± diamond shaped in outline; ovary superior, 2-locular.


Fruit a capsule, cylindrical to oblong, ovoid or ellipsoid, more or less round in cross section, 4-12 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, shortly beaked, brown. Seeds numerous, circular, flat, winged, 1.5-2.5 cm wide.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CEQ, and southwards to south eastearn Queensland and north eastern New South Wales where it is more common. Also collected as far south as Kangaroo Valley in NSW. Reportedly seen on Mt Lewis in Far North Queensland.

Natural History & Notes

This profile information and associated coding has been adapted from Cooper & Cooper (2004) and Harden et al. (2014).

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