Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Buttercup Allamanda cathartica

Photo: Tinde van Andel

Classification

Apocynaceae [family]
Allamanda [genus] (2)
cathartica [species]

Classification

Apocynaceae [family]
Allamanda [genus] (2)
cathartica [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution S. America
    Distribution description Native to southern America.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Boom, B.M. 2008. Flowering Plants. Plants & Lichens of St. Eustatius The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • Howard, R.A. 1989. Dicotyledoneae - Part 3. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 6: 658. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Mori, S.A., Gracie, C.A. 2007. Flowering Plants. Plants and Lichens of Saba Virtual Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Stoffers, A.L. 1980. Apocynaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 2: 302-314.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]