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Mandevilla boliviensis
(Hook.f.) Woodson, Apocynaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 1 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Dipladenia boliviensis Hook. f.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: white dipladenia, white mandevilla

Habit:  vine

Description:  "Liana, glabrous, even the showy white flowers, or the leaves usually sparsely glandular at the base of the midrib above; petioles 1- about 2 cm. long; nodal appendages obsolete or obscure, at least the upper; leaves elliptic to obovate-elliptic, obtuse at base, caudate-acuminate, 6-10 cm. long, 2-4 cm. wide, the somewhat shorter racemes 3-7-flowered; pedicels 1.5-2 cm. long; bracts minute, ovate, scarious as the ovate-lanceolate acuminate calyx lobes, these 4-5 mm. long, the squamellae in groups of 4-6; corollas infundibuliform, the straight tube 1.5-1.75 cm. long, about 1.5 mm. across at base, the narrowly conical throat 2.25-2.5 cm. long, to 1 cm. in diameter at orifice, the widely spreading shortly acuminate lobes 2-3 cm. long; anthers auriculate, 1 cm. long; ovary glabrous, the 2 nectaries half as long; stigma 2 mm. long"  (Macbride, 1936; 13(5/1)419-210).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru; also cultivated (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1992) (voucher ID: BISH 624294)
Taxon name on voucher: Mandevilla boliviensis
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Alajuela, Cartago, Limon
Ecuador (Mainland)
Ecuador
Ecuador (Republic of) (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Tungurahua
Perú
Perú
Perú (Republic of) native
Macbride, J. Francis (1936) (pp. 13(5/1)419-210)
Cajamarca


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This page was created on 3 SEP 2012 and was last updated on 20 MAY 2013.