Mandevilla laxa

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Chilean jasmine
Mandevilla suaveolens - Lemaire.jpg
Mandevilla laxa[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Mandevilla
Species: M. laxa
Binomial name
Mandevilla laxa
(Ruiz & Pav.) Woodson
Synonyms[2]
  • Amblyanthera bridgesii Müll.Arg.
  • Amblyanthera suaveolens (Lindl.) Müll.Arg.
  • Echites glandulosus Poir. nom. illeg.
  • Echites laxus Ruiz & Pav.
  • Echites suaveolens (Lindl.) A.DC.
  • Mandevilla bangii Rusby
  • Mandevilla bridgesii (Müll.Arg.) Woodson
  • Mandevilla mandonii Rusby
  • Mandevilla suaveolens Lindl.
  • Mandevilla tweedieana Stapf & Gadeceau

Mandevilla laxa, commonly known as Chilean jasmine,[3][4] is an ornamental plant in the Mandevilla genus of Apocynaceae family.

M. laxa is native to southern Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina.[4] It grows as a vine and is deciduous in cool climates. It can grow to 6 meters (20 feet) tall. Masses of heavily scented white flowers are produced in the summer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1856 illustration from Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Gent, Louis van Houtte, 1856, volume 11 (plate 1142), with the name Mandevilla suaveolens
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  3. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", pp. 562-563. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  4. ^ a b "Taxon: Mandevilla laxa (Ruiz & Pav.) Woodson". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 

External links[edit]

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