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.

11 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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  4. What a beautiful flower on this beautiful tropical plant.. here in NJ they are only seasonal.. Thank you for sharing.
    Leslie
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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!

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

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

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

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  9. Gorgeous flower. Great shots.

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

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