Scientific Name:
Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague (1904)
  • Tecoma ricasoliana Tanfani
  • Podranea brycei (N.E.Br.) Sprague (1906)
  • = Tecoma brycei N.E.Br.
Vernacular Name(s):
Pink tecoma; Pink trumpet vine; Port Saint John creeper

Vigorous, evergreen, glabrous liane. Leaflets (5)–7–9, 2–7 × 1–3 cm (larger on strong vegetative shoots), usually lanceolate-ovate, sometimes ovate to broadly oblong-elliptic, serrate, becoming serrulate towards infl.; base cuneate, rounded, truncate, often asymmetric; apex short- to long-acuminate; petiolule to 1 cm long. Panicle many-flowered; peduncles and pedicels purplish. Calyx 1.2–1.8–(2) cm long, pinkish; teeth 4–7 mm long, triangular; apiculus c. 1 mm long. Corolla 6–8 cm long, pink with rose-red veins, especially inside tube; limb broader than high; lobes 1.2–2 cm long, suborbicular. Filaments with numerous short-stalked yellow glands at base. Style < to slightly > longer stamen pair, 2–3 cm long. Capsule rarely formed, 16–26 cm × 5–10 mm; valves coriaceous. Seed wings nearly 1 cm wide.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Dec.–May.