SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mansoa alliacea
COMMON NAME(S): Garlic vine
FAMILY: BIGNONIACEAE - Trumpet flower family
ORIGIN: South America
HABITAT: Cultivated landscapes
LEAVES: Opposite, feather-like with 2 leaflets and the third modified into a tendril, leaflets 2-4" long, 3/4-2" wide, elliptic or oval-shaped, shiny
FLOWERS: Showy magenta trumpets, 2-3" long, borne in clusters of 6-25
FLOWERING SEASON: Summer
FRUITS: Woody pod-like capsule, to 10" long
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Volatiles?
ALLERGENIC PROPERTIES: Dermatological, respiratory
COMMENTS: Prolonged exposure to the garlic odor of this vine has resulted in swelling or burning rash of the face as well as gagging and coughing.