- n Dipladenia genus of tropical South American tuberous perennial woody vines with large racemose flowers and milky sap
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- n dipladenia A genus of plants of the family Apocynaceæ. They are shrubs, chiefly twining, all South American, and mostly from Brazil. Several of the 20 species are in cultivation in glass houses, where they are prized for their showy, mostly rose-colored or purple funnel-form flowers. Dipladenia atropurpurea, D. Boliviensis, D. urophylla, and D. splendens are the prominent species. Other species are in cultivation, and all the kinds are prized for their very brilliant floral display, and for their attractive habit.