Allamanda/ yellow bell flowers

These yellow flowers are also called yellow bell flowers, buttercup flowers,or golden trumpet flowers . They are called as “Kolamby Poo” in Kerala because their shape resemble a common, brass vessel called “Kolamby”.

The genus name Allamanda derives from Dr. Frédéric-Louis Allamand (1735-1803), a Swiss botanist of the late 18th century.

The City of Canóvanas in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, has named the Allamanda Carthica (Yellow Bell) it’s official flower/plant due to the vast amount of these thru the entire city and it’s rivers.


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