Robert Everard Woodson, Jr.,
Medium - Maximum
Pink - Red / Yellow (White,
This member of the Apocynaceae family
was given this name by Robert Everard Woodson Jr. in 1933. It is endemic to the State of Rio de
Janeiro in Brazil, growing in a rich soil with quite some water and some
to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from two to 4,5 metres in height. The flowers are pink to red with a
yellow throat. Cultivars have white, yellow and even striped flowers..
The genera is named
after H. John Mandeville, 1773-1861, an English diplomat in Argentina.
The species name after Henry Frederick Conrad Sander,1847-1920, a
British horticulturist and collector from Hertfordshire, who brought the
plant back from Brazil.