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Mandevilla suaveolens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Mandevilla

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Mandevilla (pronounced /ˌmændɨˈvɪlə/),[1] sometimes also called Dipladenia,[2] is a genus of plants. It consists of about 100 species, mostly tropical and subtropical flowering vines belonging to the family Apocynaceae, the Periwinkle family.

Mandevilla is native to Central and South America and many Mandevillas come originally from the Organ Mountains forests near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.[2]

Mandevillas develop spectacular flowers in warm climates. The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty. They have a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales.

While Mandevilla scabra is sometimes as an additive to the psychedelic drink Ayahuasca, there is no evidence that it is psychoactive in its own right.[3] It is, however, considered to be toxic.[4]


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  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p 562. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  3. ^ Ayahuasca Analogues
  4. ^ "Poisonous Plants of North Carolina," Dr. Alice B. Russell, Department of Horticultural Science; In collaboration with: Dr. James W. Hardin, Department of Botany; Dr. Larry Grand, Department of Plant Pathology; and Dr. Angela Fraser, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University.

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Gentianales
Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Mesechiteae
Genus: Mandevilla
Species: M. ×amabilis - M. hesperia - M. hirsuta - M. laxa - M. martii - M. nacalpulensis - M. pohliana - M. rigidifolia - M. sanderi - M. splendens - M. subsagittata - M. undulata


Mandevilla Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 26. t. 7. Feb 1840.


M. suaveolens Lindl. (=M. laxa)


  • Amblyanthera Müll. Arg., Fl. Brasil. 6(1): 141. 1860 nom. illeg. non Blume 1849.
  • Dipladenia A.DC., Prodr. (DC.) 8: 481. 1844.
  • Eriadenia Miers, South Amer. 117. 1878.
  • Laseguea A. DC., Prodr. 8: 481. Mar(med.) 1844.
  • Quiotania Zarucchi, Novon 1: 33. 16 Mai 1991.
  • Macrosiphonia Müll. Arg., Fl. Brasil. 6(1): 137. 30 Jul 1860.
  • Mitozus Miers, S. Amer. 217. 1878.
  • Salpinctes Woodson, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 58: 453. 1931.
  • Telosiphonia (Woodson) Henrickson, Aliso 14(3): 184. 1996.


  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. [1] (26 February 2009)


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