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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Allamanda cathartica L.
Yellow allamanda, Golden trumpet

Allamanda cathartica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Probably northern South America; widely cultivated for its attractive flowers and sometimes naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated nearly throughout the Florida Keys. This has naturalized in other parts of Florida and could potentially naturalize in the Florida Keys.

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Allamanda cathartica has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Allamanda cathartica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton