Common name: Allamanda
Botanical name: Allamanda cathartica (also known as Allamanda schottii)
Other common names: Yellow Allamanda (sometimes pink), golden trumpet
General description: An ornamental scrambling vine/shrub, climbing to 6m.
Flowers: The flowers are bright yellow or sometimes pink, bell-shaped with 5 rounded lobes.
Leaves: The leaves are large, lance-shaped, glossy green and occur in opposite pairs or whorled in groups of three or four, measuring about 10cm long and 3-4cm wide.
Fruit/Berries: The fruit are prickly capsules that contain winged seeds.
Other: Milky, irritant sap.
Symptoms: All parts of the plant considered to be 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.