Mandevilla

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Mandevilla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/mandevilla/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Family

  • Apocynaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.
viscid
Sticky.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Mandevilla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/mandevilla/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

A genus of over 100 species of climbers in Central and South America, named in honour of H. J. Mandeville, who introduced the species described below, which is the type-species of the genus. Mandevilla belongs to the subfamily Apocynoideae, in which the stamens are united to the head of the style by a viscid substance, and the connective between the anthers is prolonged into a spiny tip. In Vinca and Trachelospermum, which belong to the subfamily Plumerioideae, this peculiarity is absent.