Mandevilla laxa (Ruiz & Pav.) Woodson (Images by Anil Thakur (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (for complete discussions & more images, pl. click on the links)) 


Mandevilla sanderi (Hemsl.) Woodson (Images by Aarti S Khale (Id by Ajinkya Gadave) & A. Sivapalan (id by Aarti S Khale) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

(Ruiz & Pavon) Woodson
Climber Western Ghats,
Cultivated, Native of Tropical America
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Matthew 1999


Botanical name Family Common name
Mandevilla splendens (? Pl. see efi thread) Apocynaceae Mandevilla

Ornamental Plants By Sabina George (2009)- Details-
A Manual of Gardening for Bengal and Upper India By Thomas Augustus Charles Firminger (1874)- Details-
Mandevilla suaveolens Lindl. is a synonym of Mandevilla laxa (Ruiz & Pav.) Woodson 

Mandevilla : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Mandevilla (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Mandevilla splendens at FOI ? : 2 posts by 1 author.
Mandevilla splendens at FOI seems confusing. There is no other Mandevilla species at FOI. I could not find any proper link for ‘Mandevilla splendens + India’ search. 
As per efi Mandevilla page only details of Mandevilla laxa Mandevilla sanderi are available.
As per efi page details of  Dipladenia × amabilis (syn.  Mandevilla × amabilis (Backh.) Dress) are available. 
Dave’s Garden gives Mandevilla splendens with Mandevilla sanderi as a syn. 
Floridata says:
“This plant was formerly known as Dipladenia splendens and it is sometimes sold under that name. This name is now considered a synonym and is no longer correct. A popular hybrid often offered by retailers is Mandevilla x amoena ‘Alice du Pont’. …..” 
Thus I doubt the identity of Mandevilla splendens at FOI

Top Tropicals give the differences as below:
MandevillaAlice du Pont’ is a woody, twining evergreen vine. It grows to a height of 20 feet but is much shorter when grown in a container. The leaves are dark green, glossy, oval and 3 to 8 inches long. Clusters of pure pink, flared, trumpet-shaped, 2- to 4- inch flowers appear among the leaves, spring through fall. Even very small plants in 4-inch pots will bloom. This cultivar grows well in hanging baskets. Pinch off tips of new stems to induce dense growth.
MandevillaLaxa’ or Chilean jasmine (although it is native to Argentina) is a climbing, woody, deciduous vine. It grows to 15 feet. Leaves are opposite, oblong or heart-shaped at the base. They are 2 to 6 inches long, thin and dark green with gray-green undersides. Clustered summer flowers are white, 2 inches across and trumpet-shaped with a powerful gardenia-like fragrance. Provide rich soil. If the plant becomes badly tangled, cut it to the ground in winter. It will bloom on the new growth. Roots are hardy to about 5 ° F.
MandevillaSplendens’ is an evergreen similar to ‘Alice du Pont’, with the same bloom period. The leaves are narrow, pointed and 3 to 8 inches long. The trumpet-shaped flowers are 2 to 4 inches across, pale pink when they open, with rose-pink eyes. As the flowers age, their color deepens to rose. The stems of M. ‘Splendens’ reach 10 to 15 feet in length.
Red Riding Hood’ has deep red flowers.
Summer Snow’ has sparkling white 3- to 4- inch flowers against dark glossy foliage.
Yellow’ has wide, bright yellow flowers. They are lower growing and shrubbier than the species and superb in hanging baskets.  
It will be better if we follow this for our identifications. But instead of species, it talks of cultivars.


Pl. go through Mandevilla page (‎‎‎Apocynaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.