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Pandorea pandorana subsp. austrocaledonica (Bureau) P.S.Green, Kew Bull. 45: 236 (1990); so called as from ‘South’ [New] Caledonia.
Boat Vine

Tecoma austrocaledonica Bureau, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 9: 163 (1862). T: New Caledonia, E.Vieillard 1002 ; holo: P; iso: K.

[Tecoma australis auct. non R.Br.: J.MacGillivray, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 6: 353 (1854); G.Bentham, Fl. Austral. 4: 537 (1868), p.p. ; F.J.H. von Mueller, Fragm. 9: 77 (1875)] 

Illustrations: H.Heine in A.Aubréville & J.-F.Leroy, Fl. Nouv.-Calédon. 7: 89, t. 20 (1976), as Pandorea austrocaledonica ; I.Hutton, Lord Howe Is. 121 (1986).

Woody climber. Leaves with (5–) 7–9 leaflets (more in juvenile leaves); leaflets lanceolate to usually ovate, 2–3 (–7) cm long, 1.5–2 (–3.5) cm broad, ±sessile except terminal leaflet, basally acute to rounded, crenate-serrate, acute. Inflorescence many-flowered. Flowers smelling of vanilla. Calyx campanulate, 3 mm long; lobes broadly triangular. Corolla almost actinomorphic, cream with dark red spots in throat; tube 10–12 mm long, usually slightly curved; lobes 2–3 mm long, rounded. Anthers divergent. Ovary flask-shaped, glandular. Capsule obloid-ellipsoidal, 4–5 cm long, acute at apex and base, separating into 2 concave valves. Seeds numerous, flat, surrounded by delicate wing. 

Lord Howe Is. Fairly common up to altitudes of c. 500 m and sometimes above this. This subspecies also occurs in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Flowers late Aug.–late Nov. 

L.H.Is.: ridge W of Malabar, P.S.Green 1951 (K); N of Hospital, A.C.Beauglehole 5855 (MEL); SE side of Transit Hill, L.A.S.Johnson & A.N.Rodd 1284 (NSW); summit ridge of Mt Lidgbird, J.Pickard 1469 (NSW); s. loc. , J.D.McComish 34 (K, NSW).

Known on Norfolk Is. as Bignonia, Pandorea pandorana subsp. pandorana has long been cultivated on the Island but there is no evidence that it is anything but an early introduction. The seeds from which Pandorea pandorana was cultivated in England, when first described in 1800 (as Bignonia pandorana Andrews, Bot. Repos. 2: t. 86), were said to have come from Norfolk Is.; they either came from a plant cultivated on the Island, or a mistake was made over their provenance and they actually came from the area of Sydney, in New South Wales.


Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 49 (1994), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia