Mansoa alliacea

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Mansoa alliacea
Mansoa alliacea1.jpg
Garlic vine in bloom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Mansoa
Species: 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, 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.

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  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.