Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica

''Allamanda cathartica'' is an ornamental plant of ''Allamanda'' genus in the Apocynaceae family, which is native from Brazil. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. It is mainly used to treat malaria.

Its large flowers are very fragrant. This South American plant is thought to blossom best in full sunshine, and well drained soil. The golden trumpet is a vine that requires a trellis or a fence to support it. It does not twine, nor does it have tendrils or aerial roots. This vine could also be pruned so that it grows as a shrub. If not pruned, it could rapidly grow to a height of 20 feet.
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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderGentianales
FamilyApocynaceae
GenusAllamanda
Species