Description of the genus
Climbers (in ours). Leaves opposite, imparipinnate with 5 or more leaflets; tendrils 0. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, tube inflated. Corolla mauve-pink. Stamens 4, didynamous. Staminode 1. Ovary oblong. Capsule linear, flattened. Seeds winged.
Derivation of name: an anagram of Pandorea, an Australian genus in which these species were once included
Worldwide: 2 species in tropical and southern Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
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Other sources of information about Podranea:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: PodraneaFlora of Mozambique
: PodraneaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): PodraneaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PodraneaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PodraneaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PodraneaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Podranea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1302, retrieved 29 July 2016