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Wild Allamanda ( Yellow Mandevilla, Yellow Dipladenia )

Urechites lutea or Mandevilla boliviensis


A woody, evergreen shrub with vigorous growth, Allamanda may reach a free-standing height of 2 metres or more. The leathery leaves are lancelike, pointed, and may either be opposite or in whorls of three or four. The yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers are 5-7.5 centimetres in diameter; cultivated forms tend towards larger blooms which may also be white, purple, pink or orange in colour. Their scent may be described as delicate and fruity.


The genus Alamanda is native to South and Central America. I found it in a home garden at Khatima, Uttarakhand, India.


Allamanda, also known as Yellow Bell, Golden Trumpet or Buttercup Flower.

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Pilibhit, Uttaranchal, India

Spotted on Jun 17, 2011
Submitted on Jul 29, 2011

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