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Photo from Mettes Blomster.

I found this young plant in a European botanical garden.

Author: Karl Moritz Schumann, 1891
Origin:  North-East Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  5 Metres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Bower of Beauty
Synonyms:  Tecoma jasminoides, John Lindley, 1837.
Bignonia jasminoides, A.Cunn. ex DC.
Gelseminum jasminoides,
Pandorea jasminoides
var. alba, Rehder.

This member of the Bignoniaceae family was given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1891. It is found in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five metres in height. The flowers are white to pale pink with deep maroon throat.

The genera is named after Pandora's box, as the botanist was reminded of it, when he saw the seed pod. The species name means 'looking like Jasmine'.

The flowers from Missouri Botanical Garden.