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

  • [74] Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink Jr, R.C., 1964—1968. Flora of Java. 3 volumes. Noordhoff, Groningen, the Netherlands. Vol. 1 (1964) 647 pp., Vol. 2 (1965) 641 pp., Vol. 3 (1968) 761 pp.
  • [135] 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.
  • [459] Huxley, A., Griffiths, M. & Levy, M., 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 4 volumes. The MacMillan Press Ltd., London, United Kingdom. 3353 pp.

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