AllamandaWednesday, July 22, 2009
I spotted this Allamanda shrub by the roadside after my morning walk at Kiara Hill. The blooms were so big and has an uncommon colour.
The shrub is in front of some wooden houses possibly where its owner lives.
The trumpet-shaped flowers feature a widely flared throat and five large overlapping petals, creamy light yellow and brown at the side.
I learnt that there is a type of shrub called Allamanda Violacea, also known as Allamanda Indonesian Sunset, which has the same features as this one. Can anyone confirm whether this is it?
Allamanda is a genus of tropical shrubs or vines that belongs to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.
The plant has milky sap and is consider poisonous.
Do you like this Allamanda colour or the common yellow one?