Mandevilla /ˌmændɪˈvɪlə/[3] is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering vines belonging to the family Apocynaceae. It was first described as a genus in 1840.[4] A common name is rocktrumpet.[5]

Mandevilla sanderi
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Mesechiteae
Genus: Mandevilla

Amblyanthera Müll.Arg.
Dipladenia A.DC.
Eriadenia Miers
Laseguea A.DC.
Macrosiphonia Müll.Arg.
Mitozus Miers
Salpinctes Woodson[1][2]

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States,[5] Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.[6]

Cultivation and uses edit

Mandevillas develop spectacular, often fragrant flowers in warm climates.[7] The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. Many hybrids have been developed, mainly deriving from M. × amabilis, M. splendens, and M. sanderi.[8] As climbers, mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green, and often flowering covering.

The hybrid cultivars Mandevilla × amabilis 'Alice du pont' and Sundaville Cream Pink='Sunparapibra' [9] have won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[10]

Species edit

Accepted species[11]

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Mandevilla Lindl". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  2. ^ "Mandevilla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  4. ^ Lindley, John. 1840. Edwards's Botanical Register 26: pl. 7.
  5. ^ a b "Mandevilla Lindl". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  6. ^ "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p 562. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  7. ^ Kluepfel, Marjan. "Mandevilla". Home and Garden Information Center. Clemson Cooperative Extension. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  8. ^ Armitage, Allan M. (2011). Armitage's Vines and Climbers: A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants. Timber Press. p. 136. ISBN 9781604692891.
  9. ^ "Mandevilla Sundaville Cream Pink= 'Sunparapibra'". RHS. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Mandevilla × ambilis 'Alice du Pont'". RHS. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  11. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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