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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Allamanda cathartica

Scientific Name Allamanda cathartica
Common Name "Golden Trumpet, Yellow Allamanda"
Family Apocynaceae
Info This species is cultivated as an ornamental, but has a tendency to escape cultivation in tropical climates, such as the case of its weediness in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia.

In tropical countries, root decoctions are used as laxatives in traditional medicine, and extracts from Allamanda cathartica have been shown to have in-vivo anti-tumor activity against Leukemia in mice.

Found By "Rose O'Donovan, Arain Farid"
Date Found 10/20/2013
Native Not native to Florida (native to tropical South America)
Links Allamanda cathartica at Kew
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