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Family: APOCYNACEAE 

 Mandevilla illustris
 

Habitat photo by João de Dues Medeiros.

  
Author:  Robert Everard Woodson 1933
Family:  Apocynaceae
Habitat:  Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5  Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Pink - Magenta
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  Jalapa, Jalapa-do-Campo
Synonyms:  Echites illustris, José Mariano da Conceição 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.

Habitat photo by João de Dues Medeiros.