Saturday, October 8, 2011

Violet Allamanda

@ mirandablue
Violet or Purple Allmanda, Allamanda blanchetii
Allamanda is a genus of tropical shrubs or vines native to south and central America.  Its year-round production of large flowers have made the Allamanda a popular ornamental.  Bees, butterflies and birds are attracted to its fruity scent, the sap, however, is poisonous to kids and pets. More common is its cousin, the Golden Trumpet (Allamanda cathartica) which is notable for its medicinal properties. 

Found this climber on the arbor at Cafe Leon in Darayonan, the hotel where we stayed in Coron.

@ mirandablue
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~ Michael de Montaigne



14 comments:

Maia said...

It must be a lovely view to see the vine full of flowers. I've never seen it by us but you already said it's tropical.
Love the quote too.

Modern Mom said...

Ang ganda!

Flor de Dalia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful beautiful flowers. I like the background you have too!

Kim, USA said...

Wow the color is magnificent. I love this one wish I could plant it here.

Prayer Flower

Eden said...

Gorgeous blooms. Love the colour.

Angelgirlpj said...

Oh how pretty. I don't believe I've ever seen this flower before.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

They are beautiful flowers, even the buds are lovely.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty flowers.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flower.

Regards and best wishes

Nayana said...

beautiful flower and color....great info.

Karin M. said...

Beautiful flowers...love the colour...
LG: Karin

Jama said...

We have lots of Allamanda around here in my country, and they bloom all year long.

Ann said...

I have only seen a yellow allamanda.

maiylah said...

so that's what it's called! been seeing them around some parts in Cavite.

ps. yup, makahiya ung tawag dito dun sa Sensitive Plant that i posted. :)