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Allamanda blanchetii
A.DC., Apocynaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 6 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Allamanda violacea Gardner & Fielding

Common name(s): [more details]

English: purple allamanda

Habit:  shrub

Description:  "Shrub or scrambler 6-15 feet high, suckering from roots; branchlets pubescent.  Leaves in whorls of 3-5, sessile; blades narrowly elliptic, 1.75-4.5 x 0.7-2.2 inches, pubescent above, underside pilose, especially on main veins.  Flower sepals narrowly elliptic, 0.65-0.8 x 0.25-0.4 inches; corolla broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5-3.5 inches long, limb 2-2.5 inches in diameter, mauve"  (Staples & Herbst, 2005; p. 118).

"Erect or weakly climbing.  Young branchlets fairy.  Leaves 8-12 cm, in whorls of usually 4, oblong or obovate-oblong, abruptly acuminate, down above, more densely so beneath.  Calyx pubescent, corolla 6-9 cm long x 5-6 cm across at limb, rose-purple, darker in throat, tube not basally swollen"  (Huxley, 1992; vol. 1, p. 107).

"Differs from Allamanda cathartica in being less scandent with hirsute stems and purple-mauve flowers"  (Howard, 1989;  p. 100).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Brazil (Staples & Herbst, 2005; p. 118).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Cook Islands
Southern Cook Islands
Mangaia Island introduced
cultivated
McCormack, Gerald (2013)
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Vanua Levu Island introduced
cultivated
Smith, Albert C. (1988) (p. 102)
As Allamanda violacea Gardner, synonym Allamanda blanchetii
Fiji
Fiji Islands
Viti Levu Island introduced
cultivated
Smith, Albert C. (1988) (p. 102)
As Allamanda violacea Gardner, synonym Allamanda blanchetii
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Fatu Hiva Island introduced
cultivated
Lorence, David H./Wagner, Warren L. (2013)
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Hiva Oa Island introduced
cultivated
Lorence, David H./Wagner, Warren L. (2013)
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Ua Huka (Huahuna, Uahuka) Island introduced
cultivated
Lorence, David H./Wagner, Warren L. (2013)
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Ua Pou (Huapu, Uapou, Uapu) Island introduced
cultivated
Lorence, David H./Wagner, Warren L. (2013)
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Voucher cited: J. Florence 2795 (PAP). "Ornementale assez rare à Tahiti".
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Austral (Tubuai) Islands
Rapa Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
Raulerson, L. (2006) (p. 55)
As Allamanda violacea Gardner & Fielding, a similar species.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands introduced
cultivated
Staples, George W./Herbst, Derral R. (2005) (p. 118)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1911) (voucher ID: BISH 23569)
Taxon name on voucher: Allamanda blanchetii A.DC.
Marshall Islands
Ratak Chain
Majuro (Mãjro) Atoll introduced
cultivated
Vander Velde, Nancy (2003) (p. 64)
"Planted ornamental climbing shrub"
Marshall Islands
Ratak Chain
Mili (Mile) Atoll introduced
cultivated
Vander Velde, Nancy/Vander Velde, Brian (2010) (p. A9)
Rare; decorative in private garden, not in good health. Part way down runway, Mili.
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 15)
As Allamanda violacea C. Gardner & Fielding, a synonymous or similar species. Voucher cited: MacKee 45800
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Palau Islands (main island group)   Lorence, David H./Flynn, Tim (2010) (p. 20)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland introduced
invasive
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Naturalized
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 12)
Cultivated only


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