6632.000 Thevetia L.

Description of the genus

Hairless shrubs or small trees. Leaves spirally arranged. Flowers yellow, borne in terminal pedunculate cymes. Calyx with glands inside at base. Corolla funnel-shaped; tube cylindric; limb canmpanulate 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

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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

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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Thevetia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1654, retrieved 2 December 2016

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