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Mandevilla sanderi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Mesechiteae
Genus: Mandevilla

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Amblyanthera Müll.Arg.
Dipladenia A.DC.
Eriadenia Miers
Laseguea A.DC.
Macrosiphonia Müll.Arg.
Mitozus Miers
Salpinctes Woodson[1][2]

Mandevilla /ˌmændɨˈvɪlə/[3] is a genus of plants belonging to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It consists of about 100 species, mostly tropical and subtropical flowering vines.

Mandevilla species are native the Southwestern United States,[4] Mexico, Central America and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.[5]

Cultivation and uses[edit]

Mandevillas develop spectacular, often fragrant flowers in warm climates.[6] The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. Many hybrids have been developed, mainly deriving from M. ×amabilis, M. splendens, and M. sanderi.[7] As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty. They have a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales.

While Mandevilla scabra is sometimes used as an additive to the psychedelic drink Ayahuasca, there is no evidence that it is psychoactive in its own right. It is, however, considered to be toxic.[8]

Selected species[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Genus: Mandevilla Lindl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Mandevilla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  4. ^ "Mandevilla Lindl.". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p 562. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  6. ^ Kluepfel, Marjan. "Mandevilla". Home and Garden Information Center. Clemson Cooperative Extension. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  7. ^ Armitage, Allan M. (2011). Armitage's Vines and Climbers: A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants. Timber Press. p. 136. ISBN 9781604692891. 
  8. ^ "Poisonous Plants of North Carolina," Dr. Alice B. Russell, Department of Horticultural Science; In collaboration with: Dr. James W. Hardin, Department of Botany; Dr. Larry Grand, Department of Plant Pathology; and Dr. Angela Fraser, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University.
  9. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Mandevilla". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 

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