Allamanda schottii

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Allamanda schottii Pohl
  • Synonyms : Allamanda cathartica Schrad., Allamanda neriifolia Hook.
  • Common Name : Golden Trumpet Vine
  • Plant Family : Apocynaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 18, 20, 21, 24, 27
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Aranya Van

About Allamanda schottii Plant :

  • Habit : An evergreen Climber.
  • Leaves : Opposite in whorls of 4, obvate, cuneate at bbase, shortly acuminate at the tip, intramarginal nerve very conspicuous.
  • Inflorescence : Cymose panicles.
  • Flowers :
    • Large, showy, golden, yellow, interminal (lateral) cymose panicles, bracts deciduous.
    • Calyx of 5 sepals, lanceolate.
    • Corolla in 2 parts, lower tubular about one inch long, narrow base not swollen, the upper part campanulate, lobes orbicular.
    • Stamens 5, included.
    • Ovary 1 - celled with many ovules on parietal placentas.
  • Fruits : Prickly pods
  • Seeds : Winged
  • Flowering and Fruiting time : June - Sept
  • Significance : Grown in gardens.