Common name: Allamanda
Botanical name: Allamanda neriifolia
Other common names: yellow Allamanda (sometimes pink), bush Allamanda
General description: An ornamental scrambling vine/shrub.
Flowers: The flowers are golden yellow or sometimes pink, bell-shaped with 5 rounded lobes measuring 2-3.5cm across.
Leaves: The leaves are large, glossy, elliptic, green and occur in opposite pairs or whorled in groups of three or four, measuring 8-13cm long and 2-3cm wide.
Fruit/Berries: The fruit are a prickly capsule that contain winged seeds.
Other: Milky, irritant sap.
Symptoms: The entire plant is considered toxic although evidence is poor. If eaten, it may cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Skin contact may cause dermatitis.
Toxicity category: 2, 3
Warning: Seek medical attention if exposure results in symptoms.