Allamanda violacea Gardner
Common Name: Purple Allamanda
Purple alamanda is an evergreen, erect or weakly climbing shrub growing up to 3 metres tall, though usually smaller[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use in traditional medicine, and is also grown as an ornamental[
The whole plant is poisonous[
S. America - northeastern Brazil.
Mangrove swamps and lowland river banks[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive fertile soil and a position in full sun[
The sap (latex[
]) is cathartic and emetic when used in small doses, in larger doses it is poisonous[
The latex contains the iridoid lactones plumericine and isoplumericine, plus the coumarins umekalin and its methyl ether[
Cuttings of ripe wood.
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