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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 687 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALLAMANDA, named after J. N. S. Allamand (1713-1787), of Leiden, a genus of shrubby, evergreen climbers, belonging to the natural order Apocynaceae, and a native of tropical America. Several species aregrowninhot-houses for the beauty of theirfoliage and flowers; the latter, borne in many-flowered panicles, have a funnel-shaped corolla with a narrow tube, and often yellow in colour. The plants are of comparatively easy culture, and very effective when trained to wires beneath the roof of the house.
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DAVID ALLAN (1744–1796)

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