Thevetia thevetioides (Kunth) K. Schum.

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Thevetia thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Thevetia thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Thevetia thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Thevetia thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Thevetia thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

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Synonyms: Cascabela thevetioides (Kunth) Lippold
Cerbera thevetioides Kunth
Common names:
Description: Tree to 5 m. Leaves up to 10 × 1.5 cm, evergreen, glossy, linear to linear-lanceolate, dark green, acuminate with an acute apex; secondary veins conspicuous on both surfaces. Flower bright yellow, pinkish yellow or orange, to 5 cm across. Fruit up to 7 cm in diameter.

Similar to T. peruviana, but may be distinguished by its darker green leaves with conspicuous lateral veins and its larger flowers in which the corolla lobes are much more widely spread.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: thevetioides: resembling a Thevetia. The species was first described in the genus Cerbera.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Friday 30 December 2016
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 1108.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 397.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thevetia thevetioides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Thevetia thevetioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thevetia thevetioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thevetia thevetioides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thevetia thevetioides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thevetia thevetioides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Thevetia thevetioides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Thevetia thevetioides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thevetia thevetioides
Ispot Southern Africa: Thevetia thevetioides
JSTOR Plant Science: Thevetia thevetioides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thevetia thevetioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thevetia thevetioides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Thevetia thevetioides
Tropicos: Thevetia thevetioides


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: Species information: Thevetia thevetioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162440, retrieved 15 December 2017

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