Monday, 21 October 2013

Kolambi poovu or Allamanda, the traditional flower of Kerala

Allamanda is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. They are native to the Americas, where they are distributed from Mexico to Argentina. Some species are familiar as ornamental plants cultivated for their large, colorful flowers. Most species produce yellow flowers; A. blanchetii bears pink. The genus name Allamanda honors the Swiss botanist and physicianFrédéric-Louis Allamand (1735–1803)

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