Allamanda cathartica

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Allamanda cathartica L.

Apocynaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: septicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Allamanda cathartica, commonly known as golden trumpet, is a climber.

Naming

Allamanda cathartica was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1771. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Allamanda cathartica is a species in the genus Allamanda which contains approximately 15 to 16 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 8 to 16 metres.

Leaves

Allamanda cathartica is evergreen. The simple leaves are whorled. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Allamanda cathartica produces cymes of yellow funnel-shaped flowers from May to November.

The climbers produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Allamanda cathartica is native to South America.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy or sandy-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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