6659.000 Mandevilla Lindl.


Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Lianas, usually glabrous, with latex; stipules interpetiolar, reduced to many linear segments. Leaves opposite, lamina elliptic to lanceolate; large, apex acuminate; deep green. Inflorescence racemes, few-flowered, axillary. Flowers large; calyx deeply divided, with many basal glands inside; corolla funnelform, tube narrow; lobes overlapping to the right. Fruit follicles, long slender. Seeds narrowly oblong.

Derivation of name: for Henri Mandeville, 1773-1861, a diplomat and enthusiastic gardener.

Worldwide: 185 species in tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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laxa (Ruiz & Pav.) Woodson

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mandevilla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mandevilla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mandevilla
Wikipedia: Mandevilla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mandevilla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mandevilla

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Mandevilla.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1651, retrieved 14 August 2022

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