6560.000 Allamanda L.

ALLEMANDA L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Erect or climbing shrubs, with milky latex. Leaves in whorls of 3-4, sometimes opposite, entire. Flowers bisexual, large and showy. Inflorescences of lax few-flowered racemes at the ends of the branches. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla campanulate-funnelform, yellow, pink or purple; tube cylindric with hairs or hairy scales at throat. Stamens inserted at mouth of corolla tube; anthers not united with the stigma. Ovary 1-locular; ovules many. Fruit a spiny capsule, splitting into 2 valves. Seeds many, flattened, winged.

Derivation of name: after Dr Allamand, professor of natural history at the University of Leyden in the last part of the 18th century.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Allamanda cathartica

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
blanchetii A.DC.
cathartica L.Description, Image
schottii Pohl

Other sources of information about Allamanda:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Allamanda

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Allamanda
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Allamanda
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Allamanda
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Allamanda
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Allamanda

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Allamanda.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1646, retrieved 22 October 2019

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