6632.000 Thevetia L.

Description of the genus

Hairless shrubs or small trees. Leaves spirally arranged. Flowers usually yellow, less often apricot, orange or white, borne in terminal pedunculate cymes. Calyx with glands inside at base. Corolla funnel-shaped; tube cylindric; limb campanulate with 5 hairy scales at throat. Disk 0. Ovary 2-lobed and 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Derivation of name: Named after André Thevet, a French monk who travelled in Brazil

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Thevetia peruviana

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SpeciesContent
peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum.Description, Image
thevetioides (Kunth) K. Schum.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Thevetia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thevetia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thevetia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thevetia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thevetia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thevetia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Thevetia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1654, retrieved 26 May 2017

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