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Allamanda, yellow allamanda, gold trumpet

Allamanda cathartica

Description:

flowers are yellow and can grow up to 3.5 inches long and are funnel shaped with 5 round lobes. The leaves are dark green and leather like.

Habitat:

plant/flower is native to brazil

Notes:

Species identification sheet Common name: Allamanda, yellow allamanda, gold trumpet Scientific name: Allamanda cathartica Geographic area or origin: southern America and brazil Common uses/hazards/importance: this is a poisonous plant, if cut or damaged the foliage oozes white latex which can irritate skin. Distinguishing features: flowers are yellow and can grow up to 3.5 inches long and are funnel shaped with 5 round lobes. The leaves are dark green and leather like. Date and method of arrival to Hawaii: Since this plant/flower is native to brazil it was brought over during a time of travel and trade, estimates in 1800's, since this flower relates to Hawaiians. Indigenous? No Endemic? No Invasive? Yes other info: this plant is seen as an ali'i plant since it can choke a tree and grow as tall as any tree.

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Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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