Any of a number of tropical shrubs or climbers which bear showy yellow or purple flowers.
Several species, particularly in the genus Allamanda (family Apocynaceae)‘She has divided her own garden into ‘rooms’ separated by borders of shrubs - mussaenda with pink and red blooms, allamandas in a whole range of colours and the white balls of spirea, or bridal wreath - all in the shade of huge trees.’
- ‘Plumerias are native to tropical America and related to mandevillas, allamandas and oleanders.’
- ‘Yellow allamanda has a white milky sap in all parts, which oozes out as soon as it is broken.’
- ‘The trellis above the rooms was laden with pink and yellow allamandas and bougainvillea.’
- ‘You'll delight in the colors and fragrances of the climbing white stephanotis vine, yellow allamander and oleander.’
Modern Latin, named after Jean-Nicholas-Sébastien Allamand (1713–87), Swiss naturalist.