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Drawing from Antiquariaat Jan Meemelink.

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Author: John Lindley, 1933
Origin:  Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  6,5 Meter
Flower:  White - Crme - Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Chilean Jasmine, Jasmin du Chili
Synonyms:  Amblyanthera suaveolens, Mll.1848.
Echites suaveolens,
A. DC. 1844.
Mandevilla laxa
, Woodson, 1932.
Amblyanthera bridgesii, Mll.Arg.
Echites glandulosus,
Echites laxus,
Ruiz & Pav.
Mandevilla bangii,
Mandevilla bridgesii,
Mandevilla mandonii,
Mandevilla tweedieana,
Stapf & Gadeceau.

This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by John Lindley in 1933. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. 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 crme 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.