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Podranea ricasoliana
(Tanfani) Sprague, Bignoniaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 7 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Pandorea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Baill.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: pandorea, pink trumpet vine, Zimbabwe creeper

Habit:  vine

Description:  "Vine or subscandent shrubLeaves imparipinnately compound, usually 7-9-foliolate, without tendrils, the leaflets more or less ovate, obtuse to short-acuminate, serrate, truncate to cuneate or somewhat attenuate, 2.5-3.8 cm long and 1.5-2.0 cm wide, petiolulate.  Inflorescence a terminal panicle.  Flowers with the calyx large, cupular-campanulate, 1.5-2 cm long, strongly 5-dentate with apiculate lobes, pale lavender when fresh; corolla pale lavender or pinkish with a magenta patch at the base of the 2 adaxial lobes, the tube white with deep magenta lines inside and some pinkish splotches near the base, campanulate above a short cylindric base, 6-8 cm long, with scattered lepidote scales on the lobes, glandular-pubescent at the level of stamen insertion inside and pubescent with kinky trichomes in the sinuses between lobes, otherwise glabrous; stamens didynamous, the thecae divaricate, 3 mm long, the longer filaments 1.9-2.0 cm long, shorter filaments 1.4-1.5 cm long, the staminode 3 mm long, insertion ca 10 mm from base of corolla tube; pistil 3.2-3.4 cm long, the ovary linear, glabrous, 5 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, the ovules 6-seriate in each locule; disc pulvinate, 0.5 mm long and 1.5-2.0 mm wide.  Capsule linear and leathery" (Gentry, 1977).

Habitat/ecology:  "Thrives in full sun in hot, dry situations" (Staples & Herbst, 2005; p. 184).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  "Native to South Africa but widely cultivated in tropical regions" (Gentry, 1977).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Chile (offshore islands)
Juan Fernández Islands
Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) introduced
invasive
cultivated
Atkinson, Rachel/Sawyer, John (2011)
Chile (offshore islands)
Juan Fernández Islands
Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) introduced
invasive
cultivated
Danton, Philippe/Perrier, Christophe/Martinez Reyes, Guido (2006) (pp. 494, 540, 556)
"Esta liana potente y exuberante está presente en RC en el pueblo de San Juan Bautista donde alcanza un desarrollo impresionante, extiendose en el follaje de varios árboles. Seria muy peligroso que una especie tan vigorosa como ésta se establezca en la mirtisilva fernandeziana".
Cook Islands
Southern Cook Islands
Rarotonga Island introduced
cultivated
McCormack, Gerald (2013)
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Parker, James L./Parsons, Bobby (2012) (pp. 57-58)
Voucher cited: J. Parker & R. Parsons BIED46 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
invasive
Frohlich, Danielle/Lau, Alex (2012) (p. 31)
Voucher cited: C. Trauernicht & M. Clark 206 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
Starr, Forest/Starr, Kim/Loope, Lloyd L. (2004) (p. 21)
East Maui. Voucher cited: Starr & Martz 000430-1 (BISH)
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 22)
Vouchers cited: Däniker 2682, MacKee 21115
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
China
China
Hong Kong introduced
cultivated
Wu, Te-lin (2001) (p. 257)
As Pandorea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Baill. ex K. Schum. Ornamental.
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 71)
Cultivated only


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This page was created on 19 MAY 2005 and was last updated on 31 JAN 2013.