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Imperial Beach's "Hidden Gems" by Mable Syrup

Jun 20, 2016 11:14PM ● By Paul Spear

Imperial Beach's "Hidden Gems" by Mable Syrup

It maybe a Mandevilla. I saw this in somebody's yard draped over their fence on Date Avenue and Second Street.

c/o Mable Syrup


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mandevilla /ˌmændᵻˈvɪlə/[3] is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering vines belonging to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It was first described as a genus in 1840.[4] A common name is rocktrumpet.[5]

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States,[5] MexicoCentral America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de JaneiroBrazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.[6]

Cultivation and uses[edit]

Mandevillas develop spectacular, often fragrant flowers in warm climates.[7] The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. Many hybrids have been developed, mainly deriving from M. ×amabilisM. splendens, and M. sanderi.[8] As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty. They have a tendency to attract insects like mealybugs and scales.

While Mandevilla scabra is sometimes used as an additive to the psychedelic drink Ayahuasca, there is no evidence that it is psychoactive in its own right. It is, however, considered to be toxic.[9]


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