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Pineland-allamanda, Pineland golden trumpet
Angadenia berteroi
Apocynaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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