Re James: yellow allamanda

Susan J. Meades sjmeades at
Wed Oct 23 11:47:48 EST 1996

Re: Family Names, to James <jetfighter at> 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 
horticulturists alike.

Sue Meades

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