Allamanda schottii (PROSEA)

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Allamanda schottii Pohl

Protologue: Pl. bras. icon. descr. 1: 73, pl. 58 (1827).


Allamanda neriifolia Hook. (1851).

Vernacular names

  • Bush allamanda (En)
  • Thailand: ban phara (Bangkok)
  • Vietnam: dây huỳnh lá hẹp.


Native to southern Brazil, A. schottii is now cultivated throughout the tropics and is locally naturalized in South-East Asia.


The traditional use in South-East Asia is limited to cultivation as ornamental.


A semi-erect shrub up to 2 m tall, branches minutely puberulent when young; leaves elliptical to weakly obovate, 3.7-8(-14) cm × 1.3-2.5(-4 cm), base cuneate, apex acuminate, pilose beneath, subsessile; inflorescence 5-12 cm long, sepals lanceolate, 6-7 mm × 2-3 mm, with colleters inside, corolla tube about 4 cm long, distinctly widened near the base, lobes 1-1.6 cm long, style with stigmatic pistil head about 1.2 cm long; fruit 2.5-3 cm in diameter, with spines up to 1 cm long. In Java, A. schottii is found in grassy fields, railway embankments and thickets.

Selected sources


  • Burkill, I.H., 1966. A dictionary of the economic products of the Malay Peninsula. Revised reprint. 2 volumes. Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vol. 1 (A-H) pp. 1-1240, Vol. 2 (I-Z) pp. 1241-2444.



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