Re James: yellow allamanda
Susan J. Meades
sjmeades at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 23 11:47:48 EST 1996
Re: Family Names, to James <jetfighter at worldnet.att.net> wrote in article
<01bbb9d9$350ff2a0$8e6393cf at jetfighter>...
> Does anyone out there know the Family Name for Cypress Vine, Spomoea
> quamoclit and Yellow Allamanda, Cathartica hendsoni? Thanks in advance..
>The species name for yellow allamanda is Allamanda cathartica L. and
there is a var. herdersonii Raffill (=Allamanda hendersonii Bull). It is
in the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family). L.H. Bailey's Manual of Cultivated
Plants (1969, Macmillan Co., NY) says the plant was introduced (to the
horticultural world) by Henderson & Co. of England. It is native to
Brazil. Bailey's book is a great reference for botanists and
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