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infestation (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
older woody stem (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaf with three leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
in some leaves the third leaflet is replaced with a tendril (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young stem and paired leaves with three-branched tendrils (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of underside of leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
bright orange tubular flowers with five petal lobes (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers showing protruding stamens and stigmas (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl.) Miers
Bignonia ignea Vell.Bignonia venusta Ker Gawl.Pyrostegia ignea (Vell.) C. Presl
flame creeper, flame flower, flame flower vine, flame vine, flamevine, flaming trumpet, flaming trumpet vine, golden shower, golden shower vine, golden showers, orange creeper, orange creeper vine, orange trumpet creeper, orange trumpet vine
Native to South America (i.e. Brazil, Bolivia, north-eastern Argentina and Paraguay).
Occasionally naturalised in eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern Queensland and the coastal districts of central and northern New South Wales).
Also naturalised overseas in eastern Africa (i.e. Tanzania) and south-eastern USA (i.e. Florida).
Flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales, and is a "sleeper weed" or potential environmental weed in other warmer parts of Australia.
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