Saturday, February 26, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday; Allamanda

This pretty climber winds its way up a native tree. It flowers nearly year round; very reliable but not invasive, it does not produce seed. It grows well from cuttings.

    Allamanda, also known as Yellow Bell, Golden Trumpet or Buttercup Flower, is a genus of tropical shrubs or vines belonging to the dogbane family (Apocynaceae).
The genus Alamanda is native to South and Central America. Their year-round production of large, bright flowers have made the Allamanda popular ornamentals.

The genus name Allamanda derives from Dr. Frederich Allamanda (1735-1803), a Swiss botanist of the late 18th century.

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Photo TS from my garden.


  1. These are the ones that grow in Malaysia and Singapore. I remember the name because after high school, and before going to university, I taught for twenty months. I was the teacher of the Allamanda house. The students used to cheer A la man da go go go. Better than rose go go go.

    In the Gold Coast, I found double layer petals.

  2. Ann, so nice to hear this; a la man da gogogo! It sounds good!

  3. It must be a splendid view to see such a shrub, all dressed up in yellow flowers. I've never seen this beauty before.
    Your macro is amazing Titania.

  4. What a beautiful flower on this beautiful tropical plant.. here in NJ they are only seasonal.. Thank you for sharing.
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  5. We have lots of them in my tropical country. And I love seeing them in a house. They really make any place look sunny and happy!

  6. Thank you Titania, when bigger than 640x480px, it's perfect.
    Next weeks entries still count in.

  7. That name trips off the tongue.
    Wouldn't grow in the UK, would it?
    Greenhouse maybe.
    Or as Lui says, inside the house.

  8. Beautiful flower. I love the colour ;-)

  9. Gorgeous flower. Great shots.

  10. Esta flor enfeita nosso mundo por aqui também! Ela é muito bonita e suas fotos estão lindas!

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