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Mandevilla sanderi

English name: Brazilian jasmine

Latin name: Mandevilla sanderi

Family: Dogbane - Apocynaceae

Origin: South and Central America

The Brazilian jasmine is a shrubby vine that grows up to 4.5 metres long. It has large pink or red leaves in the shape of a trumpet, with corolla petals that roll outwards. The leaves are opposite and elliptical, dark green, and glossy; they grow up to 6 cm. long. In climates like Poland’s, this species is grown as a decorative plant. The entire plant is poisonous.

Mandevilla sanderi