Species

Podranea ricasoliana

Common Name(s)

Port St John creeper

Authority

Podranea ricasoliana Sprague

Family

Bignoniaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Lianes and Related Trailing Plants

Habitat

Terrestrial.

Features

Vigorous evergreen, hairless vine. Leaflets 2-7 cm long, long-oval and serrated, larger (5-9 cm long) on strong vegetative shoots. Flowers trumpet shaped to 8 cm, pink with rose red veins especially inside tube.

Similar Taxa

Related to wonga wonga vine (Pandorea pandorana) from which it can be identified by the inflated calyx (green bracts at the base of the flower tube) with its much larger teeth (4-7 mm). (DOC, 1998).

Flowering

December, March, April, May

Flower Colours

Red / Pink

Year Naturalised

1981

Origin

South Africa

Reason For Introduction
Ornamental

Life Cycle Comments
Perennial.

Reproduction
Vegetative spread through layering. Seed capsules are occasionally formed and this some evidence that seed is viable.

Seed
Rarely seen but appears to be viable

Dispersal
Vegetative spread, usually from carelessly discarded garden waste

This page last updated on 29 Mar 2010