Mandevilla boliviensis

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Mandevilla boliviensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Mandevilla
Species: M. boliviensis
Binomial name
Mandevilla boliviensis
(Hook.f.) Woodson
Synonyms[1]
  • Dipladenia bella Pittier
  • Dipladenia boliviensis Hook.f.
  • Mandevilla bella (Pittier) Woodson
  • Mandevilla pittieri Woodson

Mandevilla boliviensis is a vine belonging to the Mandevilla genus and native to a region ranging from Costa Rica south to Bolivia and Brazil.[2][3] Common names include white mandevilla and white dipladenia.[4]

In its natural surroundings Mandevilla boliviensis can grow to 4 meters (13 feet) tall, and in more northern places it reaches the height of about 2 meters (6.5 feet). It has big white flowers with a yellow center which grow in clusters. It flowers from spring until the autumn.[3]

Hybrid ornamental varieties are developed too, e.g. Cosmos White.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ a b Nico Vermeulen:"The Complete Encyclopedia of Container Plants", pp. 169-170. Rebo International, Netherlands, 1998. ISBN 90-366-1584-4
  4. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy".