Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague, Fl. Cap. 4(2): 450 1904. (syn. (≡) Pandorea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Baill.; (=) Podranea brycei (N. E. Br.) Sprague; (=) Tecoma brycei N. E. Br.; (=) Tecoma mackenii W. Watson; (≡) Tecoma ricasoliana Tanfani) as per NPGS;
Pink Trumpet Vine, Port St Johns Creeper;


30092011-BS-3: Garden Shrub for id from SV College Tirupati:
Garden Shrub for id from SV College Tirupati
Beautiful purplish flower on this garden shrub looks like any Thunbergia sp.
No much information this time pls


Help needed in identifying this climber with pretty flowers. Is it a Thunbergia?

Place: Yercaud
Date: 2/08/2011
Altitude: 1500 metres
Habitat: cultivated
Habit: climber
Approximate size/height: 8 metres
Leaf size: 12 cm, Compound leaf
Flower Diameter: 5 cm
Length of Flower: 7 cm
Flower Colour: Mauve

I may be wrong, but it does not appear to be Thunbergia. Perhaps some member of Bignoniaceae.
I can also see pinnate leaves, unless they belong to some other plant. Also the calyx is truncate in Thunburgia, I can see lobes here.

This is Tecoma ricasoliana

I think yes http://www.pbase.com/treebz65/image/47708982

Yes the plant in the pictures is not Thunbergia sp and Tecoma ricasoliana is the correct id for me too.

The photo matches T. ricasoliana on the web. I found that the plantlist.org has this as Pandorea ricasoliana.

Tecoma ricasoliana is now correctly known as Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague
Once a plant is correctly identified accepted name can always be found. Thanks for checking it out.

Incidentally, could somebody guide me as to how to differentiate between P. ricasoliana and P. brycei. The flowers look rather similar.

… here are few differences

P. brycei: Leaflets 9-11, lanceolate to ovate; corolla abruptly campanulate in upper part, pale pink marked with red, throat yellow, 4 cm long; panicle many-flowered
P. ricasoliana: Leaflets 7-9, ovate; corolla pale pink striped with red, funnel shaped, 5 cm long; panicle loose
Perhaps better view of leaf can help


Pictures of Pink Trumpet Vine or Zimbabwe Creeper seen at a plant nursery in Nasik.
A cultivated, ornamental climber.

striking colors


Bignoniaceae Week: Podranea ricasoliana from depthi cultural Center Calicut:
Podranea ricasoliana from depthi cultural Center Calicut
Shot in dec 2012
A garden climber
Color difference due to different camera used otherwise same plant
pls validate

Thanks … for nice upload


SL 66 301113 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this small ornamental herbaceous plant with pink flowers. Sorry about the poor quality of picture. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2112.

This should be Podranea species.

Podranea ricasoliana or Tecoma ricasoliana


ID Request 011213SG : Attachments (2).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Please help identify this plant, 7-8 ft, planted in garden at Tembhurni, Maharashtra.
Photographed 01Dec13. 

It is Podranea ricasoliana Sprague


After of lot of search on net, I could not find any site which gives differences between Podranea ricasoliana & Podranea brycei. There are confusing pictures all over including Dave’s garden & Toptropicals.
On checking, GRIN (I find it better as far as naming of ornamental plants is concerned), Podranea brycei (N. E. Br.) Sprague is listed as Podranea ricasoliana.
In WCSP, Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague is stated to be widely cultivated as an ornamental, while no such mention has been made for Podranea brycei (N.E.Br.) Sprague.
PlantZAfrica states that as it is virtually impossible to tell them apart when seen growing together many botanists regard them as the same species.
In view of all this I am taking all postings at efi as Podranea ricasoliana



Podranea ricasoliana from Kaikondrahalli lake, Bangalore-GS27012022-2: 5 very high res. images.
Podranea ricasoliana photographed from near Kaikondrahalli lake, Bangalore, 17-9-2015.


Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Bangalore, India 
Altitude: 900m.
Date: 08 August 2022

Habit : Cultivated

Yes it is a species of Padranea. I had grown this plant in my garden. Now it is seen in a neighbour’s house here.


NPGS  WCSP (Widely cultivated as an ornamental) The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  PlantZAfrica (As it is virtually impossible to tell them apart when seen growing together many botanists regard them as the same species)

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