Yellow allamanda (Allamanda cathartica)

The flowers are bright yellow or sometimes pink, bell-shaped with 5 rounded lobes.
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.
The fruit are prickly capsules that contain winged seeds.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning: Seek medical attention if exposure results in symptoms.

Common name: Allamanda

Botanical name: Allamanda cathartica (also known as Allamanda schottii)

Other common names: Yellow Allamanda (sometimes pink), golden trumpet

Family: Apocynaceae

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
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning: Seek medical attention if exposure results in symptoms.

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