Purple flowers, fading to light lavender then white [last photo]. Had trouble downloading off the camera so these are after a few days in full flower [had to use a different CF card - which worked okay] but colour has lightened a little. Was a magnificent purple initially. Also seen in Singapore, but never as a fantastic display like this.
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Scientific name: Mansoa hymenaea
Common name: Garlic vine
Habitat: Native to Mexico And Central America. It is best to grow it in well-drained soil that is mulched at the base with compost to keep the roots cool and moist. M. alliacea occurs on solid ground, not close to bodies of water, in shaded areas of low vegetation and in small primary forests. It cannot grow in flooded areas or in open fields. It occurs in tropical areas with rainfall of 1800-3500 mm/year, at temperatures between 20 and 30 ºC. Mansoa hymenaea is a native plant of Brazil and Peru (Thetburanatham, 1987), but grows very well in most the parts of Thailand (Chirunthorn et al., 2005).
Botanical Description: Dicot. Plant grow up to 9 m , has simple leave that has elliptic margins.When the leaves are crushed a garlicky smell will be given out. Flowers are trumpet-shaped and is pale and purple in colour and grows in clusters. Flowers seasonally from March to May. Requires sun and partial sun.
Propagation: Stem cutting
Medicinal Uses: The entire plant such as roots, stems and leaves have medicinal uses and are used to reduce fevers, treat colds, throat, and respiratory troubles.
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