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  Allamanda
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.07.30 at 19:20:21(9140)
hi all,

this is not even closely related to aroids, but i know there are lots of very knowledgeable tropical plant growers here...

i collected seeds of a yellow-flowered Allamanda in brazil last year. it has smaller flowers than cathartica, and it's a bush rather than a vine. any guesses on the species?

also, what species is the one with purple/rose flowers?

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tsuh yang CHEN in nyc

From: Eric_L_._Schmidt/LEU/CYS/Orlando at priv.ci.orlando.fl.us on 2002.07.31 at 21:29:45(9153)
The bushy Allamanda with smaller flowers sounds like it is Allamanda
schottii, formerly known as A. neriifolia.

The purplish one is A. blanchetii, formerly known as A. violacea.

Eric Schmidt

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From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.08.01 at 22:57:33(9170)
thanks everybody, for your replies.

one funny thing about this is that the plants that came up from seed that i collected from the Allamanda blanchetii in brazil, they look exactly like juvenile Solandra. i have not been able to find pics of the blanchetii leaves to compare with. i had seeds of Solandra once but i don't remember ever sowing them. oh well, once it blooms we'll find out.

as for A. schottii, i have not had any luck with germination. anyone know of a good trick to induce that? thanks.

tsuh yang CHEN in nyc

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