Sunday, October 19, 2014

Allamanda


Allamanda is a genus of perennial plants belonging to the Plant Family Apocynaceae. The plants have long stems having trumpet-shaped flowers. The plants are vines that can climb up the heights of tall trees. Often, when grown within an environment covered with trees the plant can climb to the top of the trees and decorate the trees with their blight coloured flowers.


The most common is Allamanda cathartica with yellow flowers. But other types are also available in the nurseries. One such species making it way up in popularity in Malaysia is the pink Allamanda or Allamanda blanchetii.

The leaves vary among species. For example,  Allamanda cathartica has shiny leaves but
Allamanda cathartica has dull coloured leaves with fine hairs on the surfaces.





 Allamanda cathartica


Allamanda blanchetii.