Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica

(Allamanda, Yellow Allamanda)

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

Species

Allamanda cathartica

Common name(s)

Allamanda, Yellow Allamanda

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; scrambler

Campus

Townsville

Description

Originally from tropical South America, this scrambler is readily distinguished by the glossy green leaves arranged in whorls of 3-4 and the presence of white latex. The funnel-shaped flowers, that occur in clusters, are yellow with 5 overlapping petals. Fruit rarely found. Persistent root base. Several cultivars available. Several pink flowering species growing in the district. Flowering most of the year.