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Mandevilla suaveolens

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Drawing from Antiquariaat Jan Meemelink.


Photo from Cfgphoto.com.

Author: John Lindley, 1933
Family:  APOCYNACEAE
Origin:  Argentina, Chile
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  6,5 meter
Flower:  White over  Crème to Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Chilean Jasmine, Jasmin du Chili
Synonyms:  Amblyanthera suaveolens, Müll.1848. Echites suaveolens, A. DC. 1844. Mandevilla laxa, Woodson, 1932
This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by John Lindley in 1933. It has a 20 centimetre subterranean caudex , and it's vines will climb for up to 6,5 meters. It grows in a well drained soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The flowers are from white over crème coloured to pale pink.

The genera is named after H. John Mandeville, 1773-1861, an English diplomat in Argentina. The species name from Latin, suavis; 'sweet' and -olens; 'scented', meaning 'pleasantly fragrant, for the flowers.