Allamanda cathartica

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Golden Trumpet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Allamanda
Species: A. cathartica
Binomial name
Allamanda cathartica
  • Allamanda aubletii Pohl
  • Allamanda chelsonii K.Koch nom. inval.
  • Allamanda grandiflora (Aubl.) Lam. nom. illeg.
  • Allamanda hendersonii W.Bull ex Dombrain
  • Allamanda latifolia C.Presl
  • Allamanda linnaei Pohl
  • Allamanda salicifolia hort.
  • Allamanda schottii Hook. nom. illeg.
  • Allamanda wardleyana Lebas
  • Allamanda williamsii auct.
  • Echites salicifolius Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
  • Echites verticillatus Sessé & Moc.
  • Orelia grandiflora Aubl. nom. illeg.

Allamanda cathartica, commonly called golden trumpet,[2] common trumpetvine,[2] and yellow allamanda,[2] is a species of flowering plant of the genus Allamanda in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to Brazil. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.

. It does not twine, nor does it have tendrils or aerial roots. It can be pruned into a shrub form. If not pruned it can sprawl to a height of 20 feet.[3]

The city of Canóvanas, Puerto Rico has adopted this species, known locally as canario amarillo, as its official flower.[4]

The plant was introduced to many countries due to its ornamental purposes. It is now widely found in Sri Lanka, and known as "වල් රුක් අත්තන" by local people.



  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Golden Trumpet Plant". Garden Guides. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ Símbolos Oficiales. Municipio de Canóvanas.

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