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The seeds of these yellow bells contain oil, which can be used as fuel.

The present supply of crude oil from foreign ccuntries has continu-ously depleted our dollar reserves. The researchers were looking into the possibility of tapping other energy sources. Some plants, particularly the hydrocarbon-producing plants, were investigated. Yellow bell (Allamanda ca-thartica L.) is a shrub cultivated as an ornamental plant for its beautiful, yellow bell-shaped flowers. Yellow bell seeds contain triolein, tripalmitin, and stearin. This investigative study was conducted to aid the government in its efforts to produce oil. CONTINUE READING…