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Useful Tropical Plants

Mandevilla foliosa

(Müll.Arg.) Hemsl.

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Amblyanthera foliosa Müll.Arg.

Laseguea foliosa (Müll.Arg.) Miers

Secondatia stans (A.Gray) Standl.

Trachelospermum stans A.Gray

Common Name:

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General Information

Mandevilla foliosa is an erect shrub growing about 1 metre tall[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild and used as an insecticide to kill cockroaches.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

641
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol.20
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis, Mo.
Year
1933
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the Apocynaceae.

Range

Southern N. America - Mexico.

Habitat

Rocky hillsides at elevations of 945 - 2,000 metres[
641
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol.20
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis, Mo.
Year
1933
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a treatment of the Apocynaceae.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, where it is found at elevations from 950 - 2,000 metres.

The flowers are sweetly scented[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant is used for poisoning cockroaches[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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