Mansoa alliacea

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Mansoa alliacea
Mansoa alliacea1.jpg
Garlic vine in bloom
Scientific classification
M. alliacea
Binomial name
Mansoa alliacea
  • Adenocalymma alliaceum (Miers)[2]
  • Adenocalymma pachypus[3]
  • Adenocalymma sagotii (Bureau & K. Schum)[2]
  • Bignonia alliacea (basionym)[2]
  • Pachyptera alliacea[3]
  • Pseudocalymma alliaceum (Sandwith)[2]
  • Pseudocalymma pachypus[3]
  • Pseudocalymma sagotti (Bureau & K. Schum)[2]

Mansoa alliacea, or garlic vine, is a species of tropical liana in the trumpet-creeper family. It is native to Northern South America,[4] and has spread to Central America and Brasil.[5] Among the mestizos of the Amazon rainforest it is known as ajo sacha, a Spanish-Quechua name that means "forest garlic" or "wild garlic".

M. alliacea has been exported overseas, and grows in the favourable climates of (for example) Puerto Rico, Southern Africa, Thailand and India.[2][6] It is cultivated in the West Indies.[4]

A cultivated garlic vine at the Sakuya Konohana Kan, a botanical garden in Osaka, Japan.

Mansoa alliacea (Lam.) A.H. Gentry. Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mansoa alliacea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mansoa alliacea (Lam.) A. H. Gentry". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Taylor, Leslie (2006). "Ajos sacha (Mansoa alliacea)". Tropical Plant Database. Retrieved 15 June 2012. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ a b Liogier, Alain H.; Martorell, Luis F. (2000). Flora of Puerto Rico and Adjacent Islands: A Systematic Synopsis (Revised second ed.). San Juan: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. p. 186. ISBN 0-8477-0369-X. OCLC 40433131. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  5. ^ Sheat, William G.; Schofield, Gerald (1995). Complete Gardening in Southern Africa (Second ed.). Cape Town: Struik. p. 301. ISBN 9781868257041. OCLC 34793018. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  6. ^ Salim, E. I. (8 April 2012). "Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea)". Raxa Collective. Retrieved 8 October 2012.