Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum.

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Thevetia peruviana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Thevetia peruviana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Common names: Yellow oleander (English)
Description: Shrub or small tree. Leaves evergreen, glossy, linear, ± sessile, dark green; margin revolute. Flowers 5-7.5 cm long. Fruit c. 2.5 cm across, becoming black when ripe.
Notes: Very commonly planted in Harare gardens.
Derivation of specific name: peruviana: Peruvian
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Insects associated with this species: Daphnis nerii (Larval foodplant)
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Image last updated: Thursday 28 January 2010

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African Plant Database: Thevetia peruviana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Thevetia peruviana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thevetia peruviana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thevetia peruviana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thevetia peruviana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thevetia peruviana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thevetia peruviana
Ispot Southern Africa : Thevetia peruviana
JSTOR Plant Science: Thevetia peruviana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thevetia peruviana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thevetia peruviana
Tropicos: Thevetia peruviana
West African Plants database: Thevetia peruviana

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: Species information: Thevetia peruviana., retrieved 4 December 2016

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