University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Allamanda (Allamanda cathartica)

The allamanda is an evergreen, erect, vine-like shrub. Simple leaves are opposite or in whorls of three to four, elliptic to oblong in shape, and may be four to six inches long. They exude a white milky sap. The flower is funnel-shaped with five united rounded petals which can be up to five inches across. Bright yellow flowers are seen during warm seasons.