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  Allamanda cathartica
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Allamanda cathartica L., Mant. 2:214. 1771; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 821(577). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 161. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 255. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 226. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 281. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 244. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 408. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 295. 1994; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 406. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 315. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 418. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 526. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manjakolambi, Kolaambi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Golden trumpet, Common allamanda
  Description: Straggling shrubs. Leaves whorled, 6-11 x 3-6 cm, elliptic or broadly oblong, base acute or attenuate, apex acuminate, subcoriaceous, lateral veins 12-14 pairs; petiole to 5 mm long. Flowers in terminal or axillary short-peduncled cymes. Calyx 5-partite; lobes c. 1.5 x 0.5 cm, obovate-acute. Corolla yellow, 5-7 cm across, funnel-shaped; tube 4-6 cm long, inflated above the middle, throat densely villous; lobes 5, orbicular. Stamens 5, included in the basal constricted part of corolla tube; anthers subsessile, c. 5 mm long, sagittate, mucronate. Ovary bilocular; stigma ovoid with a basal ring like appendage.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; now naturalised in the tropics of the world
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pappinisseri, Punnapra, Arikode
   
 
   
 
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