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Habitat photo by Joćo de Dues Medeiros.



Author: Robert Everard Woodson, 1933
Family:  APOCYNACEAE
Origin:  Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5  Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Pink - Magenta
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  Jalapa, Jalapa-do-Campo
Synonyms:  Echites illustris, José Mariano da Conceiēćo Vellozo, 1829. Echites venenosus Mart. ex Stadelm. 1841. Dipladenia illustris, Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle, 1844. Dipladenia gardneriana A. DC. 1844. Echites rosa-campestris Endl. 1846. Dipladenia rosa-campestris, Lem. 1847.
This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by Robert Everard Woodson in 1933. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay, growing in sand or another well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres, the single, annual stem up to 40 centimetres. The flowers are from dark pink to magenta.

The genera is named after H. John Mandeville, 1773-1861, an English diplomat in Argentina. The species name means 'brilliant' or 'lustrous'. for the flowers.


Habitat photo by Joćo de Dues Medeiros.


Habitat photo by Joćo de Dues Medeiros.