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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Allamanda...cantik ker..?

Allamandas are native to the Americas, where they are distributed from Mexico to Argentine. Some species are familiar as ornamental plants cultivated for their large, colorful flowers. Most species produce yellow flowers. The genus name Allamanda honors the Swiss botanist and physician names Mr Federic Louis Allmand.  Huish bestnya kalau flora fauna dinamakan sempena nama kita ya..boleh mintak royalti gitu!
 
 
Allamanda species have been used in systems of traditional medicine for various purposes. For instant to treat liver tumors, jaundice and malaria. In analyses, some species even have shown some activity against carcinoma cells, pathogenic fungi and HIV. Wow, never knew this interesting fact before!. In my hometown in Songkhla, no one bothers this plant.
We called it “Bunga Kampung”.. hehe
 

 
In the wild, allamandas grow along riverbanks and other open, sunny areas with adequate rainfall and perpetually moist substrate. The plants do not tolerate shade or salty or alkaline soils, and they are sensitive to frost. They grow rapidly, sometimes spreading 3 meters per year. They can be propagated from cuttings.
 


But, they can be invasive! In my farm @ Fraser's Hill, they grew very bushy!
 

5 comments:

  1. pokok ni masih kekal berseri..i punya color maroon pink..cantik di depan rumah...baru jer potong nak bagi tunas baru tumbuh..mmg cepat bushy...:D

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  2. Cantiknya laaaa...bunga alamanda merah tu! rasa nak dapatkan ja batang dia dr puan lynnaaaa, ada jual x????

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    1. belum jual... bila dah ready, sy publish ya

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  3. klau lynn buat koleksi alamanda, mesti ramai nk beli, lgpun pokok ni senang tumbuh

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