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Pineland-allamanda, Pineland golden trumpet
Angadenia berteroi
Apocynaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Wildflower and rock gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small to medium erect wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-18 inches in height, sometimes taller, or vine-like to 3 feet in length. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Slow.
Range:
Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key and nearby islands.
Habitats:
Pinelands and marl prairies.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained limestone or sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy, about 1" long and 3/4" wide.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Slender cylindrical pods.
Comments:
The flower resembles a small form of the commonly cultivated allamanda. The sap can cause eye irritation and a skin rash. It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Don & Joyce Gann