Mandevilla boliviensis

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Mandevilla boliviensis
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M. boliviensis
Binomial name
Mandevilla boliviensis
Synonyms[1]
  • Dipladenia bella Pittier
  • Dipladenia boliviensis Hook.f.
  • Mandevilla bella (Pittier) Woodson
  • Mandevilla pittieri Woodson

Mandevilla boliviensis is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, native to a region ranging from Costa Rica south to Bolivia and Brazil.[2][3] Common names include white mandevilla and white dipladenia.[4]

A twining woody climber (vine) with glossy oval evergreen perennial leaves, in its natural surroundings Mandevilla boliviensis can grow to 4 m (13 ft) tall, and in more northern places it reaches a height of about 2 m (6.6 ft) and may become deciduous. It has big white flowers with a yellow center which grow in clusters. It flowers from spring until the autumn.[3]

It does not tolerate freezing temperatures, though in summer it can be placed outside. It requires a sheltered spot in full sunlight. In cultivation in the United Kingdom, it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[5][6] 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. ^ "Mandevilla boliviensis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  5. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Mandevilla boliviensis". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  6. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 64. Retrieved 4 April 2018.